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Brain injury prevention tips

  • To learn how to prevent brain injuries, check out these pages of our health library.

    Bicycle helmet - proper use

    Helmets can save lives and prevent traumatic brain injuries only if they are worn properly.

    Get safety tips for bikes, scooters, skates and ATVs.

    concussion_soccer_60x60Concussions in sports: What you should know

    A concussion is a blow to the head that affects how the brain works. Concussions can happen in free play, recreational sports, youth leagues, or in high school and college sports.

    Fall prevention for children

    Falls are a main cause of injuries to children under age 14 are falls. The type of injury that a child can have depends on how far he falls, and the type of surface he falls on.

    Head injury

    A head injury is any trauma that leads to injury of the scalp, skull, or brain. The injuries can range from a minor bump on the skull to serious brain injury.

    Safety

    Accidents a common cause of traumatic brain injury. Fortunately, many accidents can be avoided if simple safety measures are taken.

    Preventing head injuries in children

    Although no child is injury proof, parents can take some simple steps to keep their children from getting head injuries.

    Trampoline safety

    Although a trampoline is fun, it can cause brain or head injuries if used in the wrong way. That is why following good trampoline safety rules is important.

    Playground safety

    Almost 200,000 children each year go to the hospital emergency room because they are hurt on the playground. Practicing playground safety may help keep your child safe while he plays and will decrease his chance of being injured.