Head & Brain Injuries
A new study has shown that men have thinner skulls than women and it may make them more prone to head injury. Researchers at Ford Motor Company and Tianjin University of Science and Technology studied 3,000 people for skull thickness and shape. They found that skull thickness was on average 6.5 millimeters in men and 7.1 millimeters in women. Skull thickness, as one might expect, improves the...
Kerry McCann, a student at Essex County College, was awarded $1000 scholarship by the New Jersey Coalition on Women and Disabilities. Ms. McCann suffered a traumatic brain injury 13 years ago inflicted by her ex-boyfriend which left her permanently disabled. After years of rehabilitation, she began taking classes at Essex County College beginning in 2002. Ms. McCann is now president of the honor...
Yesterday, ABC News' Health section posted a question and answer session with several experts in the field of brain trauma. The article offers some great insight into traumatic brain injury and includes answers to questions such as "Do brain cells ever grow back?" and "How durable is the brain? How much trauma can it take?"Read the full brain trauma article.
Cheerleading isn't just something done on the sidelines anymore, it's become a fiercely competitive sport. Also, I have three daughters and have come to realize its an expensive and potentially dangerous sport. The number of injuries that arise from cheerleading is growing tremendously. However, there is a serious problem with cheerleading not being recognized as a sport by many schools. As a...
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