March Brain Injury Awareness Month
What is Brain Injury?
A brain injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain caused by a blow, jolt or bump to the head or by an object penetrating the head. Brain injuries can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender or medical history. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 2.4 million people, including 475,000 children, sustain a brain injury in the U.S. each year. A brain injury doesn’t heal like a fracture; there is no cure, only education for prevention.
Facts about brain injury from the Brain Injury Association of America
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