Traumatic Brain Injuries Are a Major Public Health Problem [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 13, 2014
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We have written before about the importance of sports medicine, and how it doesn’t apply only to athletes but to recreational enthusiasts too. One of the areas we highlighted was traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and they occurring more often, among athletes across the spectrum–from professional to youth.

We have written before about the importance of sports medicine, and how it doesn’t apply only to athletes but to recreational enthusiasts too. One of the areas we highlighted was traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and they occurring more often, among athletes across the spectrum–from professional to youth.

The infographic below highlights how serious TBIs have become in our society. In addition to show how they affect athletes, young and old, there is also information on symptoms to watch for, as well as what could happen if TBIs are left untreated.

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating that at least 1.7 million TBI every year, it shows that this is an issue that cannot be pushed aside. 

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