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Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Effects and Common Causes

Published on March 7, 2017 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Brain Injuries, Utah Lawyer

Brain injuries are a serious and complicated matter. Your brain is vulnerable, which is why the skull is meant to protect it. However, your skull is only so strong. Serious injuries prevent your brain from sending essential messages to other parts of your body. Therefore, brain injuries can negatively affect many areas of bodily function. At Christensen &…

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Bicycle Head Injuries: Can a Helmet Stop Them All?

Published on October 27, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Bicycle Accidents, Brain Injuries

  People are more aware of head and brain injuries now than ever before. Concussions are such a common topic of conversation that college football changed its rules and Hollywood made a movie about the issue. However, football is not the only sport where these injuries occur. In fact, cycling causes more head injuries than…

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March is Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Published on March 3, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Brain Injuries, Community Involvement

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month is an effort by the Brain Injury Association of America to promote understanding of TBI and the people affected by it. The BIAA’s motto for this year is “Not Alone in Brain Injury,” highlighting the need for community support in the recovery process. “The campaign… lends itself to outreach within the brain injury community…

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Playing Football Causes Concussions? The Facts Behind CTE

Published on February 25, 2016 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Russ Hymas
Topics: Brain Injuries, Children & Accidents

“Repetitive head trauma chokes the brain! And turns man into something else.” These are the words of Dr. Bennet Omalu, played by Will Smith, in the popular movie Concussion. The movie addresses one of the most pressing questions in American sports: the question of whether playing football causes concussions. The movie was made in reaction to news…

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3 Things to Consider Before You Go to a Trampoline Park

Published on August 15, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Being Safe in Utah (General Safety), Brain Injuries, Children & Accidents, Fatal Accidents, Neck Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries

boy flipping into foam pit

Jumping on a trampoline can be a great way to enjoy the summer days while also breaking a sweat. While some people have their own personal trampoline, many opt for a more extreme experience at a trampoline park. These warehouses are usually packed from wall to wall with trampolines and foam pits to enjoy. Most of these parks…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Warning Signs

Published on March 3, 2015 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Brain Injuries

CG of a brain

1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States each year according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA). From those yearly TBIs, 3.1 million individuals live with lifelong disabilities as a result. Brain injury awareness The BIAA leads the nation in observing Brain Injury Awareness Month by conducting an awareness…

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A Test that Predicts the End of a Coma

Published on May 9, 2014 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Brain Injuries

PET Scan of a Normal Brain

Having a loved one in a coma or unconscious can be a tough, nerve wracking experience for all involved. This type of situation is also stressful for the doctor because it is often very difficult to predict whether the patient will remain in a permanent vegetative state, or if the patient will one day recover…

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New Technology for Personal Injury

Published on December 19, 2013 • Last updated December 6, 2021 by Ken Christensen
Topics: Brain Injuries, Burn Injuries, Neck Injuries

For most of the individuals who have been injured, they have lost a significant amount of quality of life.  Personal injuries can range from hundreds of injuries and stem from burn, brain, neck, spinal, or even shoulder injuries which can cause the individual a significant amount of loss or quality of life.  While these injuries…

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