Hammering Home the Seriousness of Concussions

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Posted on 10th March 2010 by Gordon Johnson in Uncategorized

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It’s always good for the American public to be made aware of the dangers of brain injury, and that a concussion is not “just” a concussion.” And that’s the message that’s being taught this month, which has been designated Brain Injury Awareness Month. http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/Family_Health_210/It_s_Not_Just_a_Concussion_-_It_s_a_Brain_Injury_printer.shtml

It’s never a bad idea, and can’t be stressed too often, that concussions do constitute brain injury. One physician pointed out that of the 1.4 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in the United States each year, 75 percent are usually concussions.

Public information about the danger of head injury and concussions doesn’t have to be dry and dull. The Mission Children’s Hospital has put together a clever nine-minute video for kids about why they need to wear helmets to protect against head injury.


A demonstration of how a brain is bounced around in the skull when a head sustained a blow is done with jelly in glass bowl, and makes its point quite vividly.