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Determining the severity of a brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries can be particularly serious. Whether they're caused by sports accidents or car crashes, these injuries can have lifelong effects requiring permanent medical care. However, it's important to note that TBIs can range from mild to severe. There are a number of ways in which California physicians determine the severity of a particular TBI.

Summers see more car crashes

California residents may be aware that the warm summer months see more motorists on the roads. This increase means a greater chance of car collisions and potential injuries to the brain and spinal cord. Car and motorcycle crashes are the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries that end in hospitalization, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Microglia and their role in healing brain injuries

California residents who suffered a brain injury or know someone who has will want to know what microglia are. According to researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, these cells that are permanently found in the central nervous system are responsible for consuming dead or injured neurons after a brain or spinal cord injury.

How physical health can affect brain injury recovery

When you get into your car in the morning, getting to work is probably the main thing on your mind. Driving is such a common conveyance, we don’t give much thought to what’s actually involved—and the risks we take every day by getting behind the wheel. We often see catastrophic accidents on the freeway, but we rarely register these images as a real possibility in our own lives.

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