Brain Injury, Sports & Recreation

Brain injury is the leading cause of sports-related death. [CDC] 65 percent of all sports-related brain injuries treated annually occurs in people ages five to 18. [CDC] Approximately 208,000 patients with sports or recreation-related brain injuries are treated in...

ATV Tips for Parents

Be a good role model when possible. Be sure to use the equipment yourself when, and if, you ride an ATV. Maintain dialogue with your children: they often see the extreme sports and may be tempted to copy what they see. Speak to them about safety and the many ways in...

ATV Fact Sheet

Kentucky has the highest number of ATV fatalities in the nation. 35% of ATV related deaths involve people less than 16 years of age Males are almost 5 times more likely to be injured on an ATV than females Nearly one-half of all individuals injured in ATV accidents...

Brain Injury & Motorcycles

Brain injury is a leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes. [NHTSA] Helmeted motorcycle riders have up to an 85 percent reduced incidence of severe, serious, and critical brain injuries compared with un-helmeted riders. [JACS] The average inpatient care costs for...

Brain Injury & Horses

Brain Injury & Horses Horseback riding causes the highest proportion (11.7), of traumatic brain injuries among sports-related recreational activities. [CDC] Brain injuries comprise about 18 percent of all horseback riding injuries. They are the number one reason...

Brain Injury & Children

Brain Injury & Children Brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in young children. [BIA] Each year, more than one million children sustain brain injuries, ranging from mild to severe trauma. [CDC] In 2004, Kentucky had more children killed in...

Facts About Brain Injury

The Problem Brain injury affects one in five households in Kentucky (19.4%) An estimated 214,000 Kentucky residents have a brain injury. Kentucky’s 5% population with brain injury is double the nation-wide rate of 2.5% Motor vehicle accidents are the leading...

Brain Injuries & Soldiers

Estimates for brain injury are calculated by Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veteran’s Administration(VA) as those soldiers who have serious injuries, enough to keep them from returning to their regular duties. These estimates range from a low of 20% to a...
Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Understanding Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

By: Greg Perri, PsyD Mild traumatic brain injury Statistics from the Center for Disease and Control report that 1.4 million individuals each year sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, only about 300,000 of these people receive treatment. This happens...
One Family’s Journey

One Family’s Journey

By: Eileen Hornback On July 8, 2005 our 15-year-old son Zack was involved in a serious car accident and was Stat-flown to University Hospital, Louisville. When we arrived at the hospital, they told us he had suffered a traumatic brain injury and might not live. He had...
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