Brain Injury Awareness Month

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Did you know that March is Brain Injury Awareness Month? Did you also know that 1.7 million people, including 475,000 children, sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the U.S. each year. A traumatic brain injury is a blow, jolt or bump to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBIs are caused by falls (35%), car crashes (17%), workplace accidents (16%), assualts (10%), and other (21%). TBIs are a contributing factor in a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States (Brain Injury Association of America). We will be posting facts about brain injuries all this month so please stay posted and bwell.

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