Daily Checkup: Traumatic Brain Injury is rising in the Public's Consciousness - Katie Charles

 – January 26, 2014  –– 

As recently as ten years ago, traumatic brain injury (TBI) received little attention from the media. Now it’s headline news, on both the front page and in the sports section. “At this point, traumatic brain injury is part of everyday talk as the result of soldiers coming back from the war, and all the reports about athletes and the long-term effects of concussion,” said Wayne Gordon, MD, Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “We now estimate that between 1.5 million and 3.5 million Americans sustain brain injuries each year. And concussions account for about 85 percent of those injuries.”
-Dr. Wayne Gordon, Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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