Wednesday, March 27, 2013

What is TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury?







TBI,or Traumatic Brain Injury, is a dangerous effect that can occur from a head trauma. According to the Center for Disease Control, the CDC, 1.7 million people  suffer a TBI each year and the results can be permanent disability or death. TBI can result from a fall, assault, car accident, and even  playing in a contact sport like football.When the head receives any kind of a serious hit, it can result in a TBI, Traumatic Brain Injury. This is the reason  why helmets are standard equipment for contact sports, riding a bicycle, snowboarding, skiing, and skateboarding or longboarding. A TBI can range from moderate to severe, and usually happens when someone  experiences a concussion. Protect your brain in any sport you play in and be sure to wear a helmet, too. You only get one brain and it's worth protecting!

Information sources:

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

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