Brain Injury

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury

What do you know about brain injury, its causes, and treatment? What is brain injury? Brain injury is a complex condition that impacts each person differently. Brain injury typically affects the neurons and nerve tracts in the brain, making it difficult or impossible for the body to carry vital messages to the brain.  The injury…

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The Risk of Brain Injuries Shifts as Children Mature

Brain Injury

It is common for kids to fall, get bruises, and even break a bone or two during childhood, but head trauma continues to be the leading cause of death or disability for children over the age of one. The types of head injuries sustained during childhood often correspond to the developmental stage that the child…

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RI Pedestrian Accident and Crosswalk Safety

Brain Injury

Many of us have experienced the flash of fear that comes with walking in a crosswalk, just nearly missed by a speeding car that seems to come out of nowhere. Sadly, pedestrian-auto accidents are common and can result in broken bones, traumatic brain injury, and in extreme cases, death. A recent accident involving a speeding car hitting…

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI?

Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury, often referred to as TBI, is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. A bump, blow or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain, can lead to TBI.   In 2010, 2.5 million people suffered TBI. (Centers for Disease…

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