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The brain, serious injury and public health

Brain injuries in New Mexico can strike anybody at any time, being caused by a variety of accidents, such as an accident related to work or a vehicle accident. Unfortunately, serious injury to the brain can prevent a person from being able to lead a normal life. Some doctors say that traumatic brain injuries have become one of today's public health crises, affecting numerous people's behaviors, memory and moods.

Light treatment may help those with catastrophic injury of brain

Brain injury can have a negative effect on the quality of life of an individual in New Mexico, causing memory and attention issues, among other problems. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injury brings more than 2.5 million people to emergency rooms every year. However, one study recently revealed that near-infrared light may be an effective treatment for this type of catastrophic injury.

TBI: Recovery from serious accident focus of research study

In many medical situations, doctors in New Mexico know how to address patients' unique health care problems. One area that has left many clinicians confused, however, is brain injury, which can result from a fall or serious accident. A couple of researchers have been working to find out what area of the lengthy brain injury rehabilitation process has been most helpful for patients and why exactly this part of the process works.

Device may help to detect serious injury to the brain

About three million people in the United States suffer concussions each year, many of whom live in New Mexico. A concussion, which is a type of traumatic brain injury, can occur after a person experiences a sudden blow to the head or body. This type of serious injury may cause physical and emotional problems. Determining whether someone has a concussion can be difficult, but a potentially promising device has been developed with the goal of eliminating the guesswork.

Serious injury to the brain has relationship with ADHD

Brain injuries can transform a person's life in a negative way in New Mexico, resulting in various physical and cognitive problems. For example, people with serious injury to the brain may suffer vision or hearing loss and have problems concentrating. New research shows that individuals with brain injury are also much more likely to receive a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

Serious accident may lead to brain injuries requiring treatment

Brain injuries can take a toll on a person's memory and on his or her sense of self-confidence. These types of injuries can result from a serious accident in New Mexico, such as a vehicle crash or a slip-and-fall accident on someone's property. Medical experts recently revealed that hyperbaric medicine, however, may be helpful in improving the memory of brain injury victims.

Moving around may help with brain injury after serious accident

Brain injuries can easily take a toll on a person's life, whether in New Mexico or elsewhere. A brain injury victim, for example, may have trouble recalling new information, experience blurry vision or struggle with vomiting and nausea. Experts recently suggested that moving around soon after a suffering a brain injury, such as one incurred in a serious accident, may actually help to improve the health conditions of an accident victim.

After a serious injury, check for signs of TBI

Hospitals in New Mexico treat numerous individuals for TBI (traumatic brain injury) every single year. These injuries can be serious and debilitating and they sometimes result in death. However, what is most important to note is the fact that many brain injuries go unnoticed by doctors after an accident, and this can make a serious injury even worse. 

2 officers accused after New Mexico inmate suffers serious injury

Two officers will be prosecuted in New Mexico for the beating of a man who was detained by the Las Cruces Police Department. The man suffered serious injury after the officers allegedly beat him in his jail cell. The Dona Ana County District Attorney and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas are prosecuting the case.

Serious injury to the brain may cause new abilities to develop

Life-altering brain injuries can be sustained by New Mexico residents after many different types of accidents. In many people, traumatic brain injuries have negative impacts on their abilities to remember information, and sufferers may also experience mood changes or sensory issues. However, researchers have found that a serious injury to the brain has actually positively impacted the lives of a small number of people through what is known as acquired savant syndrome.

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