American Medical News: CDC advocates for TBI to be considered a serious health problem

Hawaii’s personal injury attorney, Ian Mattoch, received an email this morning from one of his expert neuropsychologists in cases involving clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.  The email contained a link to the following article posted this morning in the American Medical News, “CDC:  More brain injury awareness needed to curb concussions.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advocated that TBIs, including the more mild cases known as concussions, should be considered a serious public health problem. Although efforts have been made to improve prevention and early treatment of these injuries, a new CDC report says such measures don’t go far enough.

“TBI is an important public health problem that requires more attention, societal engagement and research,” said the report, posted online July 12 in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The agency says such injuries are a public health issue and that surveillance should be improved to better identify and monitor cases.

SEE the article:  http://www.amednews.com/article/20130729/health/130729945/2/

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