Statistics for traumatic brain injuries by stephan hittmann

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Stephan Hittmann serves as a member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Board of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In this capacity, he promotes education and awareness of this type of injury, as well as services for people who have suffered a TBI. A longtime executive with the Fire Department of the City of New York, Stephan Hittmann helped establish the 911 FUND, an organization that trains and provides apparatus and equipment for fire departments worldwide.

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Statistics for traumatic brain injuries by stephan hittmann

  1. 1. Statistics for Traumatic Brain Injuries By Stephan Hittmann
  2. 2. Statistics for Traumatic Brain InjuriesStephan Hittmann serves as a member of the TraumaticBrain Injury Advisory Board of Mount Sinai School ofMedicine. In this capacity, he promotes education andawareness of this type of injury, as well as services forpeople who have suffered a TBI. A longtime executivewith the Fire Department of the City of New York,Stephan Hittmann helped establish the 911 FUND, anorganization that trains and provides apparatus andequipment for fire departments worldwide.
  3. 3. Statistics for Traumatic Brain InjuriesTraumatic brain injuries cause a significant number ofdeaths and disabilities in the United States. Instigatedby a jolt, blow, bump, or penetrating injury to the head,traumatic brain injuries contribute to approximately 30percent of all deaths from injuries each year; inaddition, this type of injury results in the manifestationof a variety of cognitive, physical, and behavioraldisorders that range from mild to severely debilitating.This category of injury carries direct and indirect annualcosts of more than $60 billion.
  4. 4. Statistics for Traumatic Brain InjuriesWhile many TBIs are associated with falls and motorvehicle accidents, studies indicate an increased numberof these injuries occur as a result of sports injuries.The American Association of Neurological Surgeonsreports that traumatic brain injuries are the leadingcause of sports-related deaths. In fact, 21 percent ofTBIs in adolescents and children stem from sportsactivity despite increased safety measures in sports suchas football, cycling, softball, and baseball.

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