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People in My Boat
People in My Boat I know there will always be days when I cry my face off because of what happened to my dad, but I have learned that the best remedy for the unfairness is meeting the daughters and sons and wives and brothers and friends of others who have been where I have been.
Why Are Kids at Greater Risk of Sports Concussion than Adults?
Dr. Robert Cantu explains why the brains of children are more vulnerable to concussion — from nerve fibers in the brain that are more easily torn apart to the size discrepancy between their large skulls and little necks.

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Why Are Kids at Greater Risk of Sports Concussion than Adults? Dr. Robert Cantu explains why the brains of children are more vulnerable to concussion — from nerve fibers in the brain that are more easily torn apart to the size discrepancy between their large skulls and little necks.
Living an Unfiltered Life
Living an Unfiltered Life Today I live an unfiltered life as my brain injury has essentially wiped away my emotional and verbal filters. No longer does anyone say, “So David, can you tell me how you really feel? These days, I am learning, often the hard way, to say less. ne times.
When Depression Is Not Depression After a TBI
Fatigue, problems with sleep or concentration, and lack of energy or interest may be their own symptoms, not depression.
When Depression Is Not Depression After a TBI Fatigue, problems with sleep or concentration, and lack of energy or interest may be their own symptoms, not depression.
 
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Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
After a brain injury, these questions sometimes arise for the spouse: Should I stay married or divorce? .
Briana Scurry's Letter to Young Soccer Players
Briana Scurry's Letter to Young Soccer Players
Soccer great Briana Scurry writes an open letter to young athletes about her love for soccer and the importance of taking concussions seriously.
Why Is It So Hard to Keep Cheerleaders Safe?
Why Is It So Hard to Keep Cheerleaders Safe?
Cheerleading is a real sport with real injuries — like brain injuries. It's time to take notice.
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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Each year there are a reported 1.7 million brain injuries in the United States, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans — about 2 percent of the U.S. population — currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help with everyday activities due to TBI. Most brain injuries are mild and are also known as concussions. Usually people recover from a concussion in a matter of weeks but sometimes symptoms can persist. BrainLine.org, a free educational website, provides authoritative information about brain injury symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. For people living with a brain injury, their families, and professionals in the field, BrainLine also offers an online community of support through our social networking sites.


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