Lesson: Awareness of and recognizing brain injury

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Lesson: Awareness of and recognizing brain injury

Postby PdxMark » Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:57 am

The Natasha Richardson story is getting lots of play in the news, but I think one thing that has come out of it is information about how to recognize a brain injury. Cyclists crash and can incur brain injuries, whether or not helmets are worn. The Richardson story is an example of how badly a seemingly minor brain injury can end up being. This CNN story talks about how to recognize brain injuries in these situations.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/18/br ... index.html

"...recognizing the signs brain injury early is critical. Nausea, severe headache, glossy eyes, sudden sleepiness, are all common symptoms. Getting to a hospital within the first few hours is critical to prevent permanent brain damage, experts say."

This is a lesson for all of us. Ride safely and watch out for your friends, particularly if anyone hits his or her head in a crash.
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