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U.S. News & World Report: 1 in 6 Americans over 40 has been knocked unconscious: Study

Brain injury research typically focuses on football players and military veterans, but a new study suggests head injuries are far more widespread than estimated. About 1 in every 6 U.S. adults — roughly 23 million people aged 40 or older — have been knocked out by a head injury, researchers report. “Those numbers are huge,” said lead researcher Dr. Andrea Schneider, a neurologist with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. “Head injury in the United States is much more common than we thought.” (September 19, 2018)

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