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Brain Injury

Revisiting Traumatic Brain Injury and the Risk of Dementia

Millions of people are affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). This type of injury occurs when the head is impacted by an outside force that causes the brain to move inside of the skull, causing negative effects on the brain’s ability to function properly. According to the CDC, although the age-adjusted hospitalization rates for TBI…

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Differences Between Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries

Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries

A close connection exists between traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and acquired brain injuries (ABIs). Both are brain injuries that victims sustain after birth. Certain conditions that an infant possesses at birth or progressive illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease do not fall under the category of TBIs or ABIs. Although TBIs and ABIs are similar, these…

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Can a TBI Lead to Vision or Hearing Loss?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change your life in an instant. This type of injury can happen at any time: at work, at home, at school, in your car, riding your bike, etc. The type and severity of the TBI will determine whether or not you will suffer from vision or hearing loss in…

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Mass Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Hendersonville Preschool Exposes Wide-Scale Threat to Those Most at Risk

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning at Hendersonville Preschool

On Friday February 22, 2019, 66 people from ages three months to 72 years old were treated at local hospitals after exposure to high levels of carbon monoxide poisoning at the First United Methodist Church Children First Preschool in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Carbon monoxide is a deadly colorless, odorless, tasteless gas produced by burning gasoline, wood,…

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Carbon Monoxide Prevention Checklist, pt. 4 of 4

Faulty Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation

Protect yourself and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning No one is safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.  Everyone (including our pets) is at risk. However, unborn babies, pregnant mothers, young children, older folks, and those with heart or lung problems are particularly vulnerable. Know and educate your family on the signs and symptoms of carbon…

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Signs and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, pt. 2 of 4

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms

  Everyone is exposed to small amounts of carbon monoxide (CO) throughout the day. However, at high levels or during continued exposure, CO can cause suffocation, resulting in loss of consciousness, brain damage, or death. Initial symptoms of CO poisoning can be mistaken for flu symptoms. Depending on the air concentration of CO and how…

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Prevention of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Events, pt. 1 of 4

Carbon Monoxide Prevention

  Carbon monoxide (CO) is a pollutant formed in many chemical reactions, thermal combustion processes, and in the incomplete decomposition of many organic materials. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless poison gas that can be fatal. Sometimes called the “silent killer,” CO inhibits the blood’s capacity to carry oxygen. It is said, if you have…

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Rehabilitation After a Traumatic Brain Injury

When people think of traumatic brain injuries, they usually think of car accidents, or being hit with objects, or even of acts of violence. What these all have in common is that the victim’s head was physically hit in some way. But you can sustain a traumatic brain injury even if your head never takes…

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