Sports TBI - New Article on All About Traumatic Brain Injury

April 17, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
San Diego, Calif., April 17, 2009 - All About Traumatic Brain Injury, one of the Internet's top resources for traumatic brain injury information, has announced the publication of a new article focusing on traumatic brain injuries involving sports. The article was written to provide the public with in-depth background information as well as tips on preventing head trauma while engaged in sports. It comes on the heels of the high-profile death of actress Natasha Richardson, whose untimely death was felt the world over.

"Each year, thousands of athletes sustain blows to the head while playing sports," said Tamara Evans, publisher of All About Traumatic Brain Injury. "This article sheds light on a topic that has been ignored for too long."

People usually associate a sports-related brain injury with sports such as boxing, football and hockey. However, a significant number of traumatic brain injuries are also incurred by athletes in non-contact sports such as cycling and skiing. In fact, cycling is responsible for more traumatic brain injuries than any other sport.

While many of these people experience permanent brain damage or worse, there is reason for hope. Sports-related head traumas represent one of the most avoidable causes of traumatic brain injury. By wearing a helmet and taking other measures to protect the head while involved in athletic activity, athletes can dramatically reduce their odds of sustaining an injury to the brain.

All About Traumatic Brain Injury's new article touches on several aspects of sports-related traumatic brain injuries, including injuries in high school, college and professional athletes, as well as second impact syndrome and other complications. The article concludes by offering tips for avoiding head trauma while playing sports. Visitors can learn more by reading All About Traumatic Brain Injury's article on closed head injury prevention.

All About Traumatic Brain Injury

All About Traumatic Brain Injury is a one-stop health resource for patients and families who have been affected by a traumatic brain injury. The site offers information on brain damage and different types of traumatic brain injuries, as well as prevention, treatment and rehabilitation options. Readers are advised to contact a personal injury lawyer for legal information pertaining to traumatic brain injuries. All About Traumatic Brain Injury is owned and operated by Ceatus Media Group LLC, an online publisher of consumer-oriented Internet portals on topics such as mesothelioma, toxic exposure and defective products. All articles are authored by Dr. David W. Evans, Melissa Paniaguas, Nathan Johnson and Greg Johnstone.