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1 Closed Head Injury

A closed head injury is trauma to the head that does not cause a break in the skull. Though the skull is intact, the brain and soft tissue can be damaged by violent movem

2 Penetrating Brain Injury

This type of traumatic injury occurs when an object penetrates the skull and damages the brain. One part of the brain may be damaged. Damage can also occur to a larger ar

3 Concussion

A concussion is an injury to your brain that causes problems with how the brain works. It can affect brain tasks like memory, balance, concentration, judgement, and coord

4 Post-Traumatic Headache

A post-traumatic headache is a common symptom following injury or trauma to the head and neck.

5 Skull and Facial Fracture

Skull and facial fractures are broken bones of the head and face. Injury can result in damage to the brain. Types of skull fractures include: Facial fractures can occur

6 Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome is a group of symptoms in babies or small children. The symptoms are caused by injuries from a violent shaking or hit to the head. They may be tempor

7 Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a deterioration of the brain. It is caused by the buildup of a protein called tau. The brain damage caused by CTE can lead to se

8 Dysarthria

Dysarthria is a speech disorder. It differs from aphasia, which is a language disorder.

10 Postconcussion Syndrome

A concussion is an injury to your brain that causes problems with how the brain works. It can affect brain tasks like memory, balance, concentration, judgment, and coordi

11 Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are naturally occurring molecules (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) that the body uses to build proteins. The term "branched chain" ref

13 Spasticity

Spasticity is the involuntary contraction, stiffening, or tightening of muscles.

14 Seizure Disorder -- Child

A seizure is abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When 2 or more seizures occur, it is considered a seizure disorder, also known as epilepsy. While there are many d

15 Subdural Hematoma

A hematoma is a collection of blood. A subdural hematoma develops in the space between the covering of brain (the dura) and the inside of the skull. This pool of blood ca

16 Central Cord Syndrome

Central cord syndrome (CCS) is a type of incomplete spinal cord injury. CCS is marked by damage to the nerve fibers that bring messages from the brain to the body. This c

17 Heterotopic Ossification

Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the growth of bone in abnormal places like soft tissue. It can occur anywhere in the body. The hip, knees, shoulders, and elbows are the

18 Receptive Aphasia

Alexic anomia happens when you lose your ability to understand written words. You can no longer read and name words. This is a type of receptive aphasia, which is a langu

19 Conditions and Diseases -- Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

This collection focuses on conditions related to skin and subcutaneous tissue.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the most curre

20 Symptoms and Signs of Ill-defined Conditions

This collection focuses on symptoms and signs of ill-defined conditions.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the most current, ev

21 Conditions and Diseases -- Skeletal and Muscular Systems

This collection focuses on conditions related to the skeletal and muscular systems.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the most

22 Conditions and Diseases -- Nervous System and Sense Organs

This collection focuses on conditions associated to the nervous system and sense organs.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the

23 Conditions, Diseases and Injuries -- Injury and Poisoning

This collection focuses on conditions related to injuries and poisoning.These comprehensive and concise factsheets are physician-reviewed and reflect the most current, ev

25 Women's Health Guide

The Women's Health Guide is a comprehensive and concise quick-reference guide to women's health conditions and medical procedures. The authors and physician reviewers hav

26 Physical Fitness Guide

The Physical Fitness Guide is a comprehensive and concise quick-reference guide to sports injuries, conditions, and medical procedures. The authors and physician reviewer

27 Senior Health Guide

The Senior Health Guide is a comprehensive and concise quick-reference guide to health conditions and medical procedures affecting older adults. The authors and physician

28 Men's Health Guide

The Men's Health Guide is a comprehensive and concise quick-reference guide to men's health conditions and medical procedures. The authors and physician reviewers have pr

29 Disease, Condition, Injury Fact Sheets

Health Library disease & condition fact sheets provide comprehensive, yet concise evidence-based information on a variety of health conditions, diseases and injuries.

30 What Leads to Criminal Behavior?

Many crimes are committed by repeat offenders. You may be wondering what factors can lead a person to turn to violence.

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