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Neurotrauma Prevention Checklist
Because there is no proven medical treatment for neurotrauma, prevention is the best medicine.
- Always wear a seat belt
- Always obey highway laws
- Always wear a helmet when bicycling, skateboarding, or riding a motorcycle
- Do not talk on a cell phone or send or view text messages while driving
- Following a seizure, do not drive until cleared by your doctor
- Hold onto handrails when using stairs
- Never stand on the top step of a ladder
- Wear skid-resistant footwear in wintery weather
- Enter unfamiliar bodies of water feet-first
- When diving, make sure the water is 10- to 12-feet deep
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- Courtney is positive that she was wearing her seatbelt. Perhaps that is why her head and neck – thankfully -- were fine. Perhaps that is also why her midsection was so violently impacted, as the force of the rollover twisted...
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- A poor decision nearly cost Matt his life. But state-of-the-art neurosurgical and neurocritical care, dedicated therapists, and family support gave him a chance to start over again. Today, in what is proving to his best decision ever, Matt is studying...
- This story includes a graphic description of Tim’s traumatic brain injury. If you are squeamish or faint of heart, you may wish to close this file and turn to a different story of hope. Tim was outdoors doing what he liked...