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Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

NY Attorney General Warns Football Helmet Users: Don’t Trust Safety Claims

New York Attorney General, Eric T. Scheiderman warned Thursday, that claims by equipment makers of helmets that boast “anti-concussive” properties cannot be relied upon – especially by parents of children who play the game. Any claims made that a helmet is made to be “anti-concussive” or “concussion-proof” is misleading and a potentially dangerous claim which -->

Middletown Man in Critical Condition After Hit-and-Run

An 86-year-old Middletown man is in critical condition at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla after he was struck by a car during a hit-and-run incident on Monday evening. Donald Wester was hit around 5pm by a small silver sports utility vehicle as he checked his mailbox on County Route 1. The SUV continued on without -->

A Simple Device That Can Detect Concussions

As the high school and college football seasons approach us, parental concerns regarding the risk of concussion begin to surface. Unfortunately, resources to prevent concussions and other injuries remain limited. State-of-the-art football helmets have recently been released and are said to measure how much force each player’s head is absorbing and relay that data via -->

New Study Suggests Less Football Practice Won’t Help Reduce Risk of Concussion

A new study, conducted by researchers from the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, challenges the belief that more practice will help reduce the risk of concussions in football players. Our current assumption is that more practice means better game performance and therefore, less head injuries during a game. However, this study -->

Preventing Concussions: Pricey Football Helmets Unnecessary

New research has found that the heavier and more expensive football helmet sold today does not lower the risk concussions any more than the standard helmet does. A study that monitored more than 1,300 football players at 36 different Wisconsin high schools found that players who wore older and more worn out helmets received just -->

8-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Hit in The Head by a Baseball

Dylan Williams, 8, died after being struck on the head by a baseball at his youth all-star game practice in Union City, Indianapolis. Dylan went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children where doctors struggled to save his life. He was pronounced brain dead after his brain was deprived of oxygen -->