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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

Monday, March 2, 2015  
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The ATS joins its colleagues in raising awareness about traumatic brain injury (TBI). Improved prevention, recognition, and response can help address this important public health problem.

According to the 
Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.4 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from nontraumatic causes. TBIs can affect the functionality of the brain—affecting thinking, reasoning, and memory. Whether the victim is an adult, a child, or an infant, TBIs can have a major impact on individuals and their families.

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