Concussions can be serious injuries that need sufficient time to heal.
Persistent apprehension, worry and other anxiety symptoms can put you at risk of serious health problems. Take steps to ease your mind sooner rather than later.
Concerned about falls? Don't let your fear take over. Take charge with six simple fall-prevention strategies.
In the course of their daily adventures, children have plenty of opportunities to fall down. These simple precautions can help keep your child safe.
Take control of your mood and health. Explore the many depression treatment options and learn coping skills.
Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.
Sick to your stomach? Nausea and vomiting usually pass quickly but sometimes result from long-term or serious conditions.
Don't let fear of losing bladder control restrict your activities. With treatment, you can reduce your symptoms and cope more effectively.
Tests and diagnosis
A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.
MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.
Oct. 12, 2012
- NINDS traumatic brain injury information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tbi/tbi.htm. Accessed July 18, 2012.
- Heads up: Facts for physicians about mild traumatic brain injury. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/physicians_tool_kit.html. Accessed July 18, 2012.
- About brain injury. Brain Injury Association of America. http://www.biausa.org/about-brain-injury.htm. Accessed July 20, 2012.
- Traumatic brain injury. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/TraumaticBrainInjury/index.html. Accessed July 20, 2012.
- Hemphill JC. Epidemiology, classification, and pathophysiology. http://www.uptodate.com/index. Accessed July 18, 2012.
- Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center. Understanding brain injury - Cranial nerve problems after brain injury. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2001.
- Champion HR, et al. Injuries from explosions: physics, biophysics, pathology and required research focus. The Journal of Trauma. 2009;66:1468.
- Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center. Understanding brain injury: A guide for the family. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2008.
- Living with brain injury. Brain Injury Association of America. http://www.biausa.org/living-with-brain-injury.htm. Accessed July 23, 2012.
- Phan N, et al. Management of acute severe traumatic brain injury. http://www.uptodate.com/index. Accessed July 18, 2012.
- Neurological diagnostic tests and procedures. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/misc/diagnostic_tests.htm. Accessed July 24, 2012.
- Smith ER, et al. Evaluation and management of elevated intracranial pressure in adults. http://www.uptodate.com/index. Accessed July 24, 2012.
- Treatment. Brain Injury Association of America. http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-treatment.htm. Accessed July 25, 2012.
- Brown AW (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Sept. 7, 2012.