Brain Injury Awareness Month
In recent years, pharmacy the number of high profile athletes that have suffered brain trauma particularly in contact sports like football and hockey, has increased public awareness of sports related traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Brett Favre, one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in NFL history, recently added to the chorus of former NFL’ers who have come forward to complain of memory loss. While the risks of sustaining a head trauma from contact sports are real and troubling, an important side note to the recent media coverage around concussions in professional sports, is that head injuries can happen to anyone. Each year, more than 2 million Americans and Canadians sustain a traumatic brain injury. Falls continue to be the leading cause of TBI, with children (0-14) and older adults (65 and older) having the highest rate of sustained head injuries from a fall.
With March being brain injury awareness month in the US, Jintronix will be taking to Twitter to share facts about the brain and explore some the risk factors for brain injuries. Follow us on Twitter and join in on the conversation.