Boating accidents and traumatic brain injury

Americans mourned when they learned Jose Fernandez, the Miami Marlins pitcher, died in a September boating accident. Fernandez's boat traveled at high speeds when it hit rocks as it came into a channel near a Miami port. He died as a result of the impact from the collision. As a resident of Tampa, you are [...]

TBI and PTSD in Florida

A study in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurotrauma found that even a mild traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of PTSD. According to the study, 27 percent of patients who had a mild TBI tested positive for PTSD during screenings six months after their injuries. The research was conducted by a group that included [...]

Paraplegics may see progress with technology

Some Florida residents who became paralyzed after an accident may be interested to learn that some patients who have been paralyzed for more than 10 years are beginning to regain some control in their muscles. The individuals saw the progress after training on brain-machine interfaces for more than one year. Approximately 280,000 people in the [...]

Effects of concussions could be long-term

Athletes in Florida face the risk of concussions during play. Physicians have traditionally considered this type of brain trauma to be a short-term injury, but a study has shown long-term impacts. Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto compared MRI results between student athletes that had experienced a concussion and those who had not. Data [...]