Just how dangerous are sports-related concussions?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are approximately 1.6 to 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related cases of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussions in the United States each year. New attention regarding the evaluation, management, and prevention of these injuries has greatly increased awareness of the problems associated with concussions. … Continue reading Just how dangerous are sports-related concussions?

How might DeMarco Murray’s broken hand hold up?

Now that the Dallas Cowboys have clinched the NFC East title, fans are hopeful that their star running back DeMarco Murray is primed for a deep playoff run. So how might his surgically-repaired left hand hold up in the coming weeks? Dr. Alan Jones, the medical director of orthopaedic trauma services at Baylor University Medical Center at … Continue reading How might DeMarco Murray’s broken hand hold up?

Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend

For the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas Level I trauma center, the alcohol-fueled revelry of Texas-OU weekend typically leads to an increase in our number of patients as compared to an average weekend. Due to its close proximity to the Cotton Bowl in Fair Park and because Baylor Dallas is a Level I trauma center, many of … Continue reading Baylor trauma visits rise during Texas-OU weekend

The Dangers of Football Games on Your Diet

Ever find yourself nervously munching on chips when your cherished team isn’t doing so hot? You aren’t alone. A recent study conducted by France’s INSEAD business school had some interesting findings about how wins and losses can affect our eating habits. On Mondays, following a Sunday NFL game, participants in the study consumed 16 percent … Continue reading The Dangers of Football Games on Your Diet