Brain Injury Awareness Month -- March 2011

March 2011
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/4/2011, Vol. 60 Issue 8, p249
The article announces that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is persuading school professionals, coaches, parents and athletes to learn the steps they can take to reduce the risk for concussion among youths participating in sports, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month in March 2011. It reveals that each year, an estimated 1.7 million traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related deaths, hospitalizations and emergency department visits are expected to occur in the U.S. It discusses the health risk of a concussion.


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