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Preventing traumatic brain injuries in our community.
Mercy Regional Medical Center is dedicated to promoting health and wellness through injury prevention. The goal of Mercy's Gray Matters helmet program is to increase helmet usage in the community - especially among children and young adults who participate in sports that have a risk of traumatic brain injury.
The program has three primary strategies:
Mercy Health Foundation is raising funds that will support this important program. For more information about how you can make a difference by contributing to this program, please contact Mercy Health Foundation at (970) 764-2800.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes damage to living brain tissue. TBI can be caused by a jolt, blow, or penetrating injury. Injuries can range from mild to severe.
Signs and Symptoms of TBI
The signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be subtle. Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. Common signs and symptoms of TBI:
Every year, we see traumatic brain injuries that could have been prevented or lessened if a properly fitted helmet had been worn by the inured.
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