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Cross-Post: We need more than brain injury awareness: We need new treatment

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From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places that we believe will interest our readers. Today’s op-ed originally appeared on . Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.), co-chair and founder of the Congressional Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force, and Vishal Bansal, MD, FACS, discuss the need for more than brain injury awareness — the need for new treatment.

Each March, Brain Injury Awareness Month promotes learning more about brain injury and ending its dangerous effects. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons puts annual direct and indirect costs of the full spectrum of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) — from mild to severe — at $48 billion to $56 billion in 2019 and $76.5 billion today. More than 3 million patients visit hospital emergency rooms with suspected TBI annually. Read More

How a Small Education Campaign Helped Change the Landscape of Concussion Education and Policy

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Figure 1: CDC HEADS UP materials 2003 through present

This March, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, we want to take a moment to reflect on the momentous progress that has been made related to concussion education over the last 20 years. During that time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) started as a small campaign and grew to become an integral part of concussion education. This had a substantial impact on concussion laws and policies nationwide. Read More