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Friday, February 10, 2012 - Physician Addresses Preventing Head Injuries in Children
Physician Addresses Preventing Head Injuries in Children
More than 500,000 children suffer traumatic brain injuries each year
 
A fall from a skateboard, snowboard, or bicycle can radically impact the life of a child and his or her family.
 
The Centers for Disease Control report more than 500,000 children between the ages of birth and 14 are brought to emergency rooms each year suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Many of these types of injuries can be prevented if children wear helmets while biking, skating, snowboarding, and playing contact sports.
 
Emergency Department physician Jill Burden, DO, will present a community program on how to prevent head injuries in children with a focus on helmet safety from 6 - 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The program will be in Munson Community Health Center’s Meeting Room A and B.
 
Dr. Burden will talk about the signs to watch for with head injuries and the importance of preventing re-injury that can lead to the possibility of second-impact syndrome. There will also be an opportunity for questions from participants.
 
Dr. Burden is a member of the Munson Medical Center Emergency Department medical staff. The program is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, call the Munson Community Health Library at (231) 935-9265.