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Unfortunately, not all traumatic brain injuries are preventable, but there are many ways to reduce the possibility of sustaining one. Although many cases of TBI, especially mild cases, go unreported. The primary causes of traumatic brain injury in the United States are falls, traffic accidents, assault or being struck.

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Strengthening Neck Muscles Helps Prevent Concussion
August 30, 2013
Dr. Robert Cantu talks about ways kids can use simple resistance exercises to strengthen their neck muscles, which in turn helps them be less vulnerable to concussion.

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Heads Up: Preventing Concussion
By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | May 20, 2013
Learn how to prevent a concussion and, if one does occur, what symptoms to look for before calling your doctor.

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Common Pedestrian Injury Age Groups
By: BrainLine | June 28, 2012
For various reasons, discussed here, kids between 7-14 years of age and adults over 55-60 tend to get hit by cars more than other age groups.

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Pedestrian Injury Prevention Is Crucial
By: BrainLine | June 28, 2012
Programs to decrease the number of kids hit by cars when walking or biking involves education, enforcement, encouragement, policy change, and more.

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Learning to Cross the Street Is More Than Simple ABCs
By: BrainLine | June 28, 2012
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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Recovery from Concussion in Students
By: Jeanne E. Dise-Lewis, PhD | May 8, 2012
Here are some ways you can make sure your brain makes a full recovery after you have had a concussion.

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A Mother's Intuition
By: Victoria Tilney McDonough | Personal Stories | July 27, 2011
After her son sustained a TBI while playing football, one mother took the ball and ran with it to raise awareness.

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Recommendations for Young Athletes
By: BrainLine | May 5, 2011
Youth athletes need to be removed from play and evaluated by a TBI specialist after a hit to the head.

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Identifying a TBI: A Teacher's Role
By: BrainLine | May 5, 2011
Teachers are often the first to notice that something may be wrong with a student from a hit during sports.

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Playground Safety
By: ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation | May 3, 2011
Learn how prevention can save lives and money.

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Roller Sports Safety
By: ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation | May 3, 2011
Stats about roller sports and injury as well as prevention tips.

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Equestrian Safety
By: ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation | May 3, 2011
Did you know that the highest proportion of injury events involving multiple injuries are due to riding animals?

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Water Safety
By: ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation | May 3, 2011
Did you know that a child can drown in an inch of water? Learn how to keep safe near water.

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Creative Community Involvement to Prevent TBI
By: Amy Skinder-Meredith | February 22, 2011
Learn how one SLP uses melons, swim caps, and brain-shaped chocolates to teach kids how to prevent a TBI and all the communication problems that can come with one.

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Keeping Kids Safe ... and Stimulated
By: BrainLine | February 7, 2011
It's crucial to find a balance between keeping your child safe and allowing her to explore her world.

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What Every Parent Should Know About Their Baby and Brain Injury
By: Dr. Jane Gillett | Ask the Expert | December 27, 2010
Babies should be treated as carefully as smartphones.

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Opinion: Surgeon Tackles Brain Injury in Youth Sports
By: Alexander Powers, MD | August 1, 2010
Would you let your young kids play contact sports? Read what one father/pediatric neurosurgeon has to say about sports concussions.

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ACTive: Free Concussion Training for Sports Coaches
By: The Oregon Center for Applied Science, Inc. | July 1, 2010
An indispensable and absolutely must-use tool for all coaches — from peewee to pro sports.

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8 Top Tips for Safe Summer Sports
By: BrainLine | June 1, 2010
Eight easy ways to keep your summer adventures safe and exciting!

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Shaken Baby Syndrome
April 5, 2010
Learn about shaken baby syndrome and mild traumatic brain injury in young children. New Mexico's Aging and Long-Term Services Department with funding from the State of NM and the US Health Resources and Service Administration. Used with permission.

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Why Is It So Hard to Keep Cheerleaders Safe?
By: BrainLine | February 1, 2010
Cheerleading is a real sport with real injuries like brain injuries. It's time to take notice.

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Preventing Childhood Falls
By: Safe Kids Worldwide | March 31, 2009
Falls can happen fast and easily. Learn how to keep your child safe.

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Preventing Injuries to Children Riding Bicycles
By: Safe Kids Worldwide | March 31, 2009
Helmets — and education — are crucial for keeping kids safe on bikes.

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Concussions
By: The Children's Medical Center of Dayton | April 1, 2008
Is the risk of sustaining a TBI greater for kids?

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Síndrome del bebé sacudido
By: Estado de Nueva York Departmento de Salud | Spanish | January 1, 2008
¡Jamás, nunca sacuda a un bebé! Información sobre el síndrome del bebé sacudido, los signos y síntomas y cómo prevenir que no sucedan lesiones como éstas.

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Prevention
By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | September 1, 2006
Learn how to prevent TBI — from wearing a seatbelt to to using nonslip mats in the bathtub.

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Los niños y su seguridad al montar en bicicleta
By: Administración Nacional de Seguridad del Tráfico en las Carreteras | Spanish | August 1, 2006
Esta hoja informativa ofrece consejos sobre la conducción segura y las normas de seguridad del tráfico.

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Which Helmet for Which Activity?
By: US Consumer Product Safety Commission | March 29, 2006
All helmets are not created equal. Learn what to choose to prevent head injury.

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Safe ATV Operation: Frequently Asked Questions
By: Lisa Decker | February 1, 2006
Learn the standard guidelines, legal requirements, manufacturers' recommendations, and state regulations for ATVs.

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Violence Prevention Tips
By: Compiled by Kristi Denkeler | January 1, 2006
You can never be too careful. Information about shaken baby syndrome, elder abuse, youth violence, and more.


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