Thursday, March 10, 2016

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

CDC's Injury Center encourages you to spread the word about ways to 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.

A traumatic brain injury-or TBI-is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head and can affect how a person feels, thinks, acts, and learns. A TBI not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll.

The good news is that most TBIs can be prevented.