New research into concussions sustained during sports shows damage to the brain can persist for decades after an original or head trauma. The long-term consequences of concussions include memory loss, attention deficits and motor control problems.
Researchers discover soccer players who frequently 'head' the ball have white matter abnormalities consistent with concussion and mild traumatic brain injury.
"If in doubt, sit it out" researchers recommend for athletes with suspected concussions in a new concussion guideline update from the AAN.
A neuroimaging study finds profound brain activity abnormalities in a group of retired NFL players.
According to a new study, 1 in 5 adolescents have suffered a TBI which left them unconscious for more than five minutes or required hospitalization.