Ask a Doctor: Raise brain injury awareness
Fri, Mar 16, 2018
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s a big deal, but not many people know about it.
“Creating awareness of brain injuries and how to prevent them is critical. Given that about 140 people die each day from traumatic brain injury, we need to create awareness of this often-preventable condition,” says Dr. Paul Baek, a neurological surgeon with BayCare Clinic. He sees patients in Two Rivers, Marinette, Kaukauna and Green Bay.
You can help prevent brain injuries by:
- Wearing a seatbelt when you drive or ride in a motor vehicle.
- Never driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Ensuring people wear the proper protective equipment for their sport or outdoor activity. For example, snow helmets for skiing and bike helmets for cycling.