Virginia football fans may have noticed the NFL's strict new rules this season regarding player concussions by taking men temporarily out of the game if one is believed to have been suffered. New research indicates that the brain injury may be more pernicious that previously thought, with the organ showing abnormalities even four months after a mild concussive event. The results also revealed a greater risk of re-injury than formerly believed, meaning that the NFL may have to watch their concussed players more closely.
Virginia residents might be concerned to hear that sometimes one of the tolls of undergoing a traumatic brain injury is a change in personality. The changes might not be instantly recognizable to someone on the outside, but friends, family members and the individuals themselves might notice subtle differences in their personalities after they suffer from such injuries. More and more people are having to deal with this dilemma, especially wounded soldiers.
Virginia parents may be interested in a study that shows how the frequency of the expensive tests that their children undergo when they've sustained a minor blunt head injury can be reduced. Study results indicate that the need for computed tomography scans is reduced when a child spends more time under observation in the emergency room.