It’s Brain Injury Awareness Month, and every 9 seconds, someone sustains a brain injury. Learn more about brain injuries.
Acquired brain injuries (ABIs) are ones that aren’t hereditary or from a degenerative disease. These can be caused by infection, electric shocks, nearly drowning, stroke, seizures, tumors, substance abuse, and overdose.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are from a trauma to the brain, and every day, 137 people die of TBI-related injuries. At least 5.3 million Americans live with a TBI-related disability.
Opioid addictions and overdoses can cause permanent brain injuries and disabilities.
Strokes are brain injuries that can permanently alter your life. Learn more about preventing strokes.
Concussions are brain injuries, and without treatment, they can cause serious problems. But a better way to detect them might be on the way.
More than 13,000 service members and veterans are diagnosed with TBIs, and knowing the signs is key to getting help.