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March is Head Injury Awareness month

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Current Articles |  RSS Feed March is Brain Injury Awareness MonthPosted by Kristine Rice on
inShare   Head injuries, especially those that develop into traumatic brain injuries (TBI), are a serious health risk.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, “An estimated 1.7 million TBI-related deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits occur in the U.S. each year. Nearly 80% of these individuals are treated and released from an emergency department. TBI is a contributing factor to a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States, or about 52,000 deaths annually.”The Center for Head Injury Services also shares some sobering facts from the Coma Guide for Caregiver from the Delaware Health and Social Services, Division for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities:
    • Every 5 minutes someone dies from a head injury
      • 140,000 people worldwide
      • 75,000 - 100,000 in the U.S.
      • Over ½  of brain injury deaths occur at the time of the incident or within two hours of hospitalization
    • Every 5 minutes someone becomes permanently disabled due a head injury
      • 70,000 - 90,000 of those who survive will have lifelong disabilities
      • 2,000 more will live in a persistent vegetative state
    • Over 50% of those who sustain a brain injury have been intoxicated at the time of injury
    • The cost of TBI in the U.S. is over $48 billion each year

6 Comments to March is Head Injury Awareness month:

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ellie hritz on Sunday, March 24, 2013 9:07 PM
I hVW huaband son both with TBIS an it is a very devestating comditondtion to watch people you love slowly dissaper from not getting them properly treated in the begining. Prevention is a large ky , then proper immediate treatment is a second. If you dont know anything about TBI'S, YHIS IS A GREAT PERSON t learn from
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Todd Peterson on Sunday, February 28, 2016 2:48 AM
I just surprised to know that "Every 5 minutes someone dies from a head injury". Yes, both with TBIS and it is an exceptionally devastating Condonation to watch individuals you cherish gradually disappearing from not getting them legitimately treated in the beginning. A version is an expansive sky and then appropriate prompt treatment is a second. In the event, that you don't know anything about TBI'S. Thank you so much.
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Todd Peterson on Sunday, February 28, 2016 2:49 AM
I just surprised to know that "Every 5 minutes someone dies from a head injury". Yes, both with TBIS and it is an exceptionally devastating Condonation to watch individuals you cherish gradually disappearing from not getting them legitimately treated in the beginning. A version is an expansive sky and then appropriate prompt treatment is a second. In the event, that you don't know anything about TBI'S. Thank you so much.
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Jenny on Sunday, May 01, 2016 3:01 PM
Yes...March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, particularly those that form into traumatic mind wounds, are a genuine well-being hazard. Thank you so much for sharing this information with us.
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