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New Traumatic Brain Injury Information RevealedOnline health problem information has released new traumatic brain injury comprehensive information in a campaign to bring attention to the public related to head injuries and TBI going undiagnosed.
Young children from birth to 4 years old
Young adults from 15 to 24 years old
Senior citizens over 65 years old
The CDC brain injury estimates that every year 1.7 million Americans sustain some form of TBI. Furthermore, nearly one third (30.5 percent) of all injury related deaths include a component of TBI. It is estimated the direct and indirect costs of traumatic brain injuries in 2000 totaled $76.5 billion in the U.S. alone. Many injuries could have been avoided through the use of proper safety equipment and through education.
"Education is one of the keys to avoiding a damage to the brain," said Mr. Greenbaum, adding, "people aren't always aware of the activities to avoid, or when an average blow to the head, or concussion, is something much more serious. We hope that the addition of the comprehensive information will educate people about the dangers of traumatic brain injuries and bring further public attention to this very important public health matter."