March is Brain Injury Awareness Month
There are 5.3 million Americans currently living with disabilities resulting from a traumatic brain injury. Some injuries are sudden, like car or motorcycle accidents, while others accumulate for years before their effects can be spotted. Don’t let small head injuries add up. This month, arm yourself with the knowledge necessary to recognize or prevent the effects of traumatic brain injury.
All concussions are serious. If you think you have a concussion -- Don’t hide it. Report it. Take Time to Recover.
- Headache or “pressure” in head
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Double or blurry vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
- Concentration or memory problems
- Just not “feeling right” or “feeling down”
Heads Up - Brain Injury Awareness is a program of the CDC Injury Center. Learn More.
The Center for Rehabilittion Medicine at Northridge Hospital offers a specialized
Brain Injury Program that offers inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient treatment.
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Family Safety & Earthquake Preparedness
Earthquake preparedness is essential in California. Earthquakes are inevitable, but the damage from earthquakes is not. Actually, almost all earthquake damages and losses can be reduced by steps you take before, during, and after. Start preparing with the seven steps to do before, during and after earthquakes. Ready.gov has emergency preparedness publications available on a wide variety emergency situations.
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