Updated January 24, 2014
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Traumatic brain injury is in the news a lot more than it used to be. We now know that concussions are much more common than we realized, especially in contact sports and on the battlefields.
Below are some of the most common questions I hear about traumatic brain injury. If your question isn't covered, contact me. I'll be happy to answer your question and add it to the list.
I must confess: Before the skiing accident that killed Natasha Richardson, I'd never heard the term "talk and die syndrome." It just isn't a term used by the caregivers I work with. The first time I read it however, I knew it described a type of traumatic brain injury known as an epidural hematoma.
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