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Bullying results in death due to traumatic brain injury

School bullies have been an issue in California and elsewhere for a very long time. In recent years, it seems that some of the bullying has become more violent, and schools have been encouraged to take preventive measures. In one instance, complaints of bullying by a student were not promptly acted upon, and the delay may have cost the student his life due to a traumatic brain injury.A middle school student complained to a teacher...
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Traumatic brain injuries and rehabilitation therapy

It is not uncommon for individuals involved in motor vehicle crashes on California roads to sustain some sort of head injury. These injuries may include minor to severe whiplash or some form of traumatic brain injury. A concussion is a common mild form of TBI. A more serious example, such as a skull fracture, may require emergency surgery and a long recovery process. Severe TBI may cause issues including physical, emotional and cognitive challenges. Rehabilitation...
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What are common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

Getting into a car accident may lead to serious health repercussions even if you do not have obvious injuries. If you do not experience any immediate symptoms after a vehicle collision in California, you may think that you do not have to worry about your health. However, physical trauma may cause a traumatic brain injury, and the symptoms of this condition do not always occur immediately. It is important to pay attention to any changes...
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Is a nursing facility a good option for a TBI patient?

People with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often require rehabilitation to regain full or partial function. However, there may be a gap between when a patient is discharged from a hospital and when he or she can be approved for rehabilitative care. In this event, you might consider placement in a nursing facility, which takes a concerted effort on behalf of the family to ensure the TBI patient is being treated reasonably. Brainline.org offers the following advice...
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The Glasgow Coma Scale explained

Classifying a brain injury as "traumatic" may imply that such an injury is relatively rare. Yet in reality, TBI's are quite common. Indeed, according to information shared by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 1.7 million people suffer such injuries in the U.S. each year. Many might equate a TBI with debilitating effects that leave one either significantly impaired or in a vegetative state and require around the clock care. Even though that may be the outcome...
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