March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 9, 2015 Providence Health Team

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.A brain injury is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head and can affect how a person feels, thinks, acts and learns. It not only impacts the life of an individual and their family, but it also has a large societal and economic toll. 

The good news is that most brain injuries can be prevented. 

Help keep yourself and loved ones safe:

  • Wear a seat belt every time you ride in a car. Be a good role model for the little ones.
  • Use the right car or booster seat for your child’s age, height and weight and keep kids under 13 in the back seat.
  • Take steps to prevent falls – especially among young children and older adults.
  • Wear the right helmet, which fits well, during sports and recreational activities such as biking, skiing and skateboarding.
  • Know the symptoms of concussion as they can last days, weeks and even years. 

To learn more, visit the Providence online health library, the Centers for Disease Control website or

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