Day: March 24, 2015

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury and How to Prevent Injury

Traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults. In the United States, traumatic brain injury occurs every 16 seconds. During Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month, I want to discuss prevention. How can you or those you love prevent a traumatic brain injury from occurring? The three most common …

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Immediate Treatment After a Traumatic Brain Injury May Save a Life

All head injuries, no matter the severity, require immediate medical treatment. Brain injuries can’t be reversed, but quick medical attention can prevent further damage and/or life-long consequences. Immediate medical care after a traumatic brain injury is necessary to prevent brain damage and abnormal body function. After a traumatic brain injury, there are certain actions that …

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Traumatic Head Injuries Cause NFL Players to Hang Up Their Cleats

I was very happy to learn of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland’s announcement of his early retirement from the NFL at the young age of 24. His proactive concern for the long-term adverse effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), ultimately initiated a chain-reaction among his fellow athletes. In the past year alone, several NFL players have …

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