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Researchers find link between childhood brain injury and depression

A report recently published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation reveals that children who have sustained a traumatic brain injury may end up dealing with the psychological effects more than a decade following the incident. Researchers reveal in the report that the psychological effects may include depression, phobias, and anxiety. “The study suggests that […]

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Researchers find link between childhood brain injury and depression

Study reveals post-traumatic epilepsy risk factor for children with TBI

While it’s already a known risk for adults who have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), a new study has revealed that post-traumatic epilepsy is also a risk for children and teens who have suffered a TBI. A longitudinal study on the topic was published online May 5 in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. […]

By | May 19th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Study reveals post-traumatic epilepsy risk factor for children with TBI

Spit could predict head injury outcomes in children

A new study by researchers at Penn State revealed that testing a child’s spit following a potential concussion could tell doctors whether concussion symptoms will last for days or for weeks. The test measures fragments of genetic material found in saliva. According to an article on the NPR website, the saliva test was nearly 90 […]

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Spit could predict head injury outcomes in children

Researchers studying biomarker to aid children with traumatic brain injury

A new study recently published in Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests that a biomarker might help identify children who might have more trouble recovering from a serious brain injury. An article published March 15 by Healthline discusses the subject. March is International Brain Injury Awareness Month and many health and […]

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Researchers studying biomarker to aid children with traumatic brain injury

Protecting your child from traumatic brain injury

As Brain Injury Awareness Month kicks off, the Brain Injury Alliance of Wisconsin is reminding parents that in spring and summer months, head injuries are more common among children. Often this is because with nice weather, children spend more time playing outside and participating in sports. The CDC reports that more than 600,000 people will […]

By | March 13th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Protecting your child from traumatic brain injury

Companies team with Harvard researchers to study neonatal brain injury

Two companies have joined forces with Harvard Medical School in an attempt to learn more about neonatal brain injury. According to an article on the Fierce Biotech website, while there’s current technology to help doctors and surgeons detect brain injury in infants, there’s also a lot of concerns about the technology in place when it […]

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Companies team with Harvard researchers to study neonatal brain injury

SUV crashes into school bus

More than a dozen students were on board a school bus last Thursday when an SUV slammed into the back of it in Milwaukee.Various media reports say that 16 children were on the bus at the time of the crash. The crash happened on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 2 about 4 p.m. near the intersection of […]

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on SUV crashes into school bus

Child killed in Sunday collision

A Clintonville boy who was traveling with his father in a semi-tractor trailer filled with milk died in a western Wisconsin crash last week. The incident occurred on Sunday about 4 a.m. on Hwy. 8 near TT, west of Barron, according to various media reports. “A car driven by a 22-year-old Rice Lake man was […]

By | January 29th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Child killed in Sunday collision

Antibiotics target brain’s inflammatory response

No drugs have been specifically developed to treat traumatic brain injuries (TBI), but a new study shows that an FDA-approved antibiotic targets the inflammatory process and could potentially be a viable option for doctors in treating TBI patients. An article about the study, which was published Jan. 11, explains that traumatic brain injury is one […]

By | January 18th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Antibiotics target brain’s inflammatory response

Falling furniture can lead to TBI in young children

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents result in the largest percentage of traumatic brain injury-related deaths – 31.8 percent – other incidents can also lead to a brain injury such as playing contact sports, falls, or in the instance of one Texas child, a […]

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Falling furniture can lead to TBI in young children

The high cost of home care for families with special-needs children

A large national study shows that U.S. families provide nearly $36 billion each year in uncompensated medical care at home for children who have special needs such as traumatic brain injury or muscular dystrophy. A press release from the University of Southern California says that researchers at USC, Boston Children’s Hospital and RAND Corp. appear […]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on The high cost of home care for families with special-needs children

Child Injured in Wisconsin Crash

An 8-year-old child was injured last week after the vehicle she was riding in was involved in a collision. According to an article posted on the Waukesha Patch website, the girl was treated for a head injury following the crash last Wednesday morning in Waukesha. “According to the police report, an SUV and black Chevy […]

By | January 1st, 2017|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Child Injured in Wisconsin Crash

Researchers examining behavioral interventions for young TBI patients

New Jersey researchers are studying how the impact of behavioral interventions affect young patients who have experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). In a different study, the researchers are also examining the impact of an employment-related social skills group intervention on people with TBI. “Kessler Foundation is recruiting study participants for multiple research programs aimed at […]

By | October 24th, 2016|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on Researchers examining behavioral interventions for young TBI patients

TBI screening helps children succeed in school

A new screening tool for children who have potentially suffered traumatic brain injury is reportedly helping them succeed when it comes to education. Researchers at Colorado State University have utilized grant money they received to develop the screening tool, which is called the Brain Check Survey. “Young children sometimes experience an accident such as a […]

By | October 18th, 2016|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on TBI screening helps children succeed in school

First Fatal Crash with Self-Driving Car Reported

The first person to die in the United States involving a self-driving car was reported on June 30. According to an article by the Wisconsin Gazette, Joshua D. Brown, of Canton, Ohio, died in the May 7 crash in Williston, Florida, when his car’s cameras failed to distinguish the white side of a turning tractor-trailer […]

By | July 12th, 2016|Categories: Child Injuries|Comments Off on First Fatal Crash with Self-Driving Car Reported

Wisconsin Driver Killed in Three-Vehicle Collision

  A Wisconsin woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday after a pickup truck swerved into her lane. The incident occurred on Greenville Drive, east of the intersection near Manley Road outside of Hortonville about 5 p.m. According to an article by Post-Crescent, the 28-year-old woman was driving a small sport utility vehicle (SUV) […]

By | May 12th, 2016|Categories: Car Accidents, Child Injuries|Comments Off on Wisconsin Driver Killed in Three-Vehicle Collision

Five People Injured after Van Crashes

Five people, three of them children, were injured in a crash last Tuesday in Greenfield. An article in the Baraboo News Republic reports a preliminary investigation by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Department revealed that a van driven by a 26-year-old Baraboo man crossed the center line on State Highway 33 while it was rounding a […]

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Car Accidents, Child Injuries|Comments Off on Five People Injured after Van Crashes

Study Reveals Adverse Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Parent-Child Relationships

A study published in the Journal of Neuropsychology reveals the adverse effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on the quality parent-child relationships. The laboratory recruited a group of 130 children aged between 18 months and 60 months, divided into three categories: children with concussion, children with orthopedic injury (usually a fracture or sprain of […]

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Child Injuries, Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Study Reveals Adverse Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Parent-Child Relationships

Man accused of drinking, smoking pot before fatal crash pleads not guilty

A man accused of drinking and smoking marijuana prior to a crash in Wisconsin that killed a child has pleaded not guilty in connection with the incident. According to an article by Fox6 Now, the accident occurred near Sherman and Teutonia in Brown Deer on February 25. Two children were ejected from the vehicle as […]

By | April 3rd, 2016|Categories: Car Accidents, Child Injuries, Wrongful Death|Comments Off on Man accused of drinking, smoking pot before fatal crash pleads not guilty

Family Sues Dentist Over Daughter’s Brain Damage

A Texas family is suing a dentist after their 4-year-old daughter suffered brain damage following sedation. Click2Houston.com reports the young girl went to the dentist to have a tooth pulled and following the appointment, the child is wheelchair-bound and has to be fed by a feeding tube. The family’s Attorney Jim Moriarty said in the […]

By | March 17th, 2016|Categories: Child Injuries, General, Mild Brain Injury, Premises Liability Accidents, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Family Sues Dentist Over Daughter’s Brain Damage