MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH

Brain Injury Awareness Month is a yearly effort to shine a spotlight on the progress and benefits of brain research. It is a time to recognize that more than five million Americans are living with traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related disabilities.  TBI is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. However, not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI contributes to about 30% of all injury deaths in the U.S. each year.  At least 2.5 million children and adults sustain TBIs each year.  Of those, about 2.2 million are treated in the emergency departments and about 280,000 are hospitalized for TBI-related injuries. Physical signs and symptoms of TBI include:  Loss of consciousness, state of being dazed, headaches, fuzzy or blurry vision, nausea or vomiting, dizziness. sensitivity to light, balance problems, and feeling tired or having no energy.  Some symptoms appear right away, while others might not be noticed for days or months after injuries.  Children with brain injuries can have the same symptoms as adults, but it's often harder for them to let others know how they feel. If you sustain brain injuries, it is important that you have timely access to expert trauma care, specialized rehabilitation, lifelong disease management. and individualized services and support in order to live healthy, independent, and satisfying lives. 

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