Tag Archives: closed head injury

Traumatic brain injury: how common?

There are many ways that closed head injuries occur. They can be caused by a blow to the head in a workplace accident, a car accident, a fight, a fall, and many other ways. According to the CDC (Center for … Continue reading

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Brain injuries – how they harm you

Each hemisphere of the cerebrum is made up of 4 lobes: frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal. As I think about patients who suffered traumatic brain injury, I see how the location of their injury affects their ability to function. Wilma … Continue reading

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Types of brain injuries

You get a call that your nephew was riding his skateboard in the dark when he was hit by a car. Your niece tells you that he was thrown into the windshield of a car and hit his head. The … Continue reading

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Diagnostic testing for head injury

Your daughter complains of a severe headache after she falls on an uneven sidewalk. You decide to take her to the emergency room. What can you expect might be done to figure out how serious her head injury is? Here … Continue reading

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