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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.

 

Ask a Doctor: Raise brain injury awareness

 

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.

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BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.