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Survivor Stories

Joe's Journey

"It was dusk. Joe saw the sun on the edge of the horizon and by the side of the road, a State Trooper trying to keep a horse in the ditch.  The horse, startled by the approaching Harley, bolted out and across the road, jumping over Joe and kicking in the side of his helmet.  Joe was thrown from the motorcycle, cartwheeling and somersaulting for 90 yards.  The motorcycle continued down the road for another 250 yards without a rider.

Joe had a massive head injury.  Amazingly, he did not have any other fractures but the whole right side of his skull was shattered."

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News & Notes

A cheap and widely available drug could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year worldwide if it was routinely given to people brought into hospital with head injuries, UK doctors say.

CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the causes and symptoms of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, more commonly known as CTE.