Brain injuries can happen in a car, at home, on a playground, or while playing sports; they can result in severe disability and even death. This podcast discusses the dangers of brain injuries. Created: 3/20/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 3/20/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Watch Your Head
Brain Injury Awareness Month — March 2014
Recorded: March 18, 2014; posted: March 20, 2014
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Brain injuries can happen in a car, at home, on a playground, or while playing sports; they can result in severe disability and even death. People of all ages are susceptible to brain injury which is a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head trauma that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
Fortunately, brain injuries can be prevented. Everyone needs to be properly buckled up while driving or riding in a car. For older adults, who are at greatest risk for falls, a regular exercise program can improve balance and agility. During sports, it’s important to wear a properly fitted and maintained helmet and follow safety rules.
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