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Traumatic Brain Injury Basics

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a pentrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. (CDC)

A TBI can happen to anyone, whether it happens while playing sports, at work, or just slipping on an icy sidewalk. Injuries can range from “mild” to “severe”, with a majority of cases being concussions or mild TBI. The good news is that most cases are treatable and there are several ways to help prevent injury.

About TBI

Brain Basics

Brain Basics
The brain is incredibly complex — take an interactive journey to see how the brain works and what impact an injury can have.

Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury
What are the most common causes of traumatic brain injury?

Concussion

What You Need to Know: Symptoms of Concussion

What You Need to Know: Symptoms of Concussion
The signs and symptoms of concussion are evident soon after the traumatic event, while you may only become aware of others days or weeks later.

What Should You Do If You Think You Have Had a Concussion?

What Should You Do If You Think You Have Had a Concussion?
Brain injuries are extremely common, but diagnosis can be complicated. Learn what to do if you or a loved one sustains a concussion.

Brain Injury Treatment

Do I Have a Brain Injury? And What Can I Do About It?

Do I Have a Brain Injury? And What Can I Do About It?
What is unidentified traumatic brain injury? Learn how it can happen and what can be done about it from people with brain injury and experts in the field.

Finding the Right Doctor for People with TBI

Finding the Right Doctor for People with TBI
Caregivers need to educate themselves about their loved one's TBI and not be afraid to get a second opinion.

Brain Injury Prevention

Protect Your Brain

Protect Your Brain
The three most effective ways to prevent traumatic brain injury.

Learning to Cross the Street Is More Than Simple ABCs

Learning to Cross the Street Is More Than Simple ABCs
Learning to look left, right, left is only the beginning when teaching kids a life-long habit of being a safe pedestrian.

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