Courtney King-Dye: Three Years On (Video)

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2008 Olympian Courtney King-Dye suffered a traumatic brain injury in March 2010 while riding without a helmet. Courtney has been educating equestrians on the benefits of wearing a properly fitted, fastened and secured, certified helmet, via videos and articles for the past two years. Watch the video below to see what it is like on read more

Courtney King-Dye Video: 4th Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium

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2008 Olympian Courtney King-Dye produced a special video presentation for the 4th Riders4Helmets Safety Symposium held Saturday February 2nd, 2013  that reflected on living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) for the past three years. Watch the video below to hear Courtney discuss how the TBI affected not just herself but her family, the financial and read more

Targeted Oxidation-Blocker Prevents Secondary Damage After Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Suggests

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ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2012) — Treatment with an agent that blocks the oxidation of an important component of the mitochondrial membrane prevented the secondary damage of severe traumatic brain injury and preserved function that would otherwise have been impaired, according to a research team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Graduate School of read more

Concussions and head impacts may accelerate brain aging

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Concussions and even lesser head impacts may speed up the brain’s natural aging process by causing signaling pathways in the brain to break down more quickly than they would in someone who has never suffered a brain injury or concussion. Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology and the U-M Health read more

Accidents Happen To Anybody Including Olympians – Darren Chiacchia

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Olympian Darren Chiacchia sustained a traumatic brain injury in a fall while eventing in 2008. The accident changed Darren’s life. Darren joined riders4helmets on International Helmet Awareness Day 2012 to discuss his accident, where he is at now, and why accidents can happen to anybody including Olympians. Watch the video webinar below. PLEASE share this read more

Better Management of Traumatic Brain Injury

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By Monash University New treatments to lessen the severity of the more than 21,000 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) cases that occur in Australia each year are on the horizon. Published today in the leading neurology journal, Brain, a study led by researchers from Monash University’s Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) revealed how inhibiting certain read more

Courtney King-Dye: Reflecting On The Past Two Years (Video)

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US Olympian Courtney King-Dye suffered a traumatic brain injury on March 3rd, 2010 and has been very open in sharing her story of the daily struggles associated with living with a TBI, and the long road to recovery. Courtney was not wearing a helmet at the time of her accident and has since become an read more

Traumatic brain injury linked with tenfold increase in stroke risk

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Traumatic brain injury linked with tenfold increase in stroke risk. American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report Study Highlights: Suffering a trauma to the brain may increase the risk of stroke tenfold within three months. This is the first study to show a direct correlation between traumatic brain injury and stroke. Researchers suggest neuroimaging, intensive read more

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