Love Your Brain
I Found Peace of Mind Online After a Traumatic Brain Injury
A terrifying car accident left me feeling powerless, until I found answers on the internet.
Living With It
What It’s Like to Break Your Brain in a Snowboarding Accident
How Kevin Pearce's yoga practice helped him cope with his brain injury.
Brain Scars From Combat Injuries Linked to Depression In War Veterans
Scientists now know why some soldiers come back from war with severe depression, not only PTSD.
Why Is This Still a Thing?
With All We Know About Concussions, Why Do We Still Love Football?
We know repeatedly getting hit in the head is dangerous, so why do we keep doing it in the name of football?
Forget the NFL, Let's Tax Sports Tickets to Fund Concussion Research
With over a million high school kids playing football every year, concussions are a public health issue. So why not use tax dollars to research it?
CDC Study Finds Retired NFL Players No More Likely to Commit Suicide Than General US Population, Which Commits Suicide A lot
12 of the 3,439 players studied committed suicide, less than half that of the U.S. population.
You'll Sleep When You're Dead
Veterans Are Fighting the War on Sleep
Can heavy, polypropylene-stuffed blankets help veterans with combat-related sleep disorders get some rest?
This Color Changing Helmet Material Could Help Detect Concussions
Given how difficult it is to diagnose brain injuries, an external signal could be extremely helpful.
A War Doctor Turned Poet Treats PTSD with Literature
We spoke with war poet Frederick Foote, a neurologist who's making poetry a required course of treatment in military hospitals.
110 Years of Football's Empty Culture Changes
The modern NFL proudly touts its "culture change," but a look at the game's history demonstrates how empty such promises have always been.
Scientists Made Lab-Grown Brains to See What Happens When You Shock Them
Or when you drop them, or bang them against something, or otherwise injure them.