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Experts raise awareness for Brain Injury Awareness Month

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Traumatic brain injury does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone at any time. Each year, at least 1.7 million Americans suffer a TBI.

A major concern is people who sustain brain injuries ignore the signs and symptoms, and go without medical attention. Brain injuries, minor or severe, should always be monitored. And many of them are preventable.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says one third of all injury related deaths can be attributed to traumatic brain injury. TBI can cause various complications and doctors say people should be mindful of the signs and symptoms.

Some sings of brain injury headaches, dizziness, blurriness or sensitivity to light, sleeping too much or too little. There are also emotional changes that can occur, being too emotional.

For more information on brain injury visit the links below.

http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/statistics.html

http://www.biausa.org/brain-injury-awareness-month.htm

 

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