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Are Children in More Fatal Pedestrian Accidents on Halloween?

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

The brain injury lawyers at Doehrman Buba would like to wish everyone a fun Halloween. However, we remind everyone to be safe this evening. Below are some safety tips provided by the National Safety Council (NSC). According to the NSC, children are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween. Unfortunately, 30 percent of all TBI accidents are the result of motor vehicle crashes or a person being struck by an object (such as a moving car). How Can I Improve the Visibility of My Child’s Costume? The NSC has provided a list of important safety tips you should follow for an enjoyable Halloween: Buy or make Halloween costumes from flame-resistant materials. Pick costumes with bright colors so motorists can see you easier. If yours or your child’s costume has dark colors, the NSC recommends buying reflective tape to put on the costumes. Attach your child’s…
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Can Yoga Help Rehabilitate Brain Injury Victims?

Posted on October 29, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

The Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (IU) announced in late October that a researcher is planning to conduct a study that will look into whether yoga is a beneficial rehabilitative option for victims of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Fortunately, a similar study was conducted by the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis. Researchers in that study said yoga significantly improved the balance of Veterans with a brain injury. Most importantly, the VA study found that yoga reduces the risk of falling. This is important because it can prevent TBI victims from reinjuring themselves. Kristine Miller, who will be leading the IU research team, said that they hope to replicate the VA findings and develop rehabilitative yoga programs for TBI victims. Why Is Yoga Beneficial? Yoga requires participants to focus on their body movement and challenges them physically by making controlled movements with sustained postures. So far,…
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Why Is the BIAA Concerned with the NFL Settlement?

Posted on October 26, 2014 by Doehrman Buba

In mid-October, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) voiced concern over the proposed settlement between the National Football League (NFL) and former players who sustained concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). The BIAA argues that the settlement will not compensate players who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). What Kind of Issues Can a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Cause?    The brain is one of the most complicated parts of the body; unfortunately, the consequences of a brain injury are equally complicated. The NFL is trying to qualify only a few symptoms of an mTBI. The BIAA shows us that there are many issues that can develop after sustaining an mTBI: Balance Depth perception Vision Eye-hand coordination Loss of sense of smell and taste Posttraumatic headaches Epilepsy Pituitary hormonal dysfunction Fatigue Decreased muscle mass and weakness Mood abnormalities Changes in mental capabilities Depression Anxiety Impulse control The BIAA…
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