According to the CDC, traumatic brain injuries affect millions of people in the US each year and, in 2019, there were approximately 61,000 TBI-related deaths. Dr. Randall Chesnut, Director of Neurotrauma at Harborview Medical Center, explains that “the important thing about brain injury is that it’s not about life or death it’s about quality of survival, so it isn’t like a lot of diseases. He advises that “the best treatment is prevention and wearing helmets being responsible wearing seatbelts. I think the number one thing is just to be careful - don’t expect something to protect you - hedge your bets certainly on motorcycles, bicycles, skateboards, snowboards, etc.”
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