Friday, March 4, 2016

Take Action to Help Prevent Brain Injuries

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Jefferson County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage everyone to spread the word and help prevent traumatic brain injury, including concussion. Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths.

There are many ways to reduce the chances of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. View this CDC web page with prevention tips for different age groups:

In addition, the Concussion Foundation Learning Center has a wealth of educational information, including a concussion checklist for parents and coaches; a link to scientific publications; and information about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, which is a progressive degenerative brain disease found in athletes and military veterans.

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