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Blow to the Head? What Happens to the Brain?

posted by Linda Mintle

With all the football players leaving the field  for concussions and nasty hits during the playoffs, we need to be thinking about traumatic brain injury (TBI). What really happens when someone suffers a blow either by accident, in a sport or in the military?

Dr. James Kelly, Professor of Neurosurgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine specializes in all aspects of traumatic brain injury research and clinical care. Watch this 7 minute You Tube to understand more about what happens when you hit your head or get hit on the head.

Dr. Kelly is easy to understand. This may impact your decision to play contact sports, help a returning family member who has suffered TBI through war experience, or know what happens when an elderly person falls and hits her head.

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For more on the impact of blows to the head, read my blog, Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be-football or hockey players, boxers…



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