March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

Vivian from Godswhispereroftruth has just informed me that March is also Brain Injury Awareness Month so I thought I’d share her post with you. It’s super informative and an easy read and I love the visuals so I hope you enjoy reading it too.  March seems to be an awareness month for everything.

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Check out these few facts that can help make us all more aware of just how prevalent brain injury is in the U.S.

Here are a few statistics I find very interesting regarding brain injury:

1) A TBI is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.

2) Falls are the leading causes of TBI in America.

3) Men are twice as likely to sustain a TBI than women.

4) 90 % percent of concussions do not involve loss of consciousness.

5) Each year, about 2.8 million people are treated for TBI in a United States ER.

6) A concussion is a mild brain injury. The consequences of multiple concussions can be far more dangerous than those of a first time TBI.

7) The area most often injured are the frontal lobes that control thinking and emotional regulation.

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More talk about MS!

March is MS Awareness Month so I thought I’d re-blog a post written by Alyssa from fightmsdaily who lives with MS and has written up this fantastic post on MS Awareness full of hope and positivity.  I wasn’t able to re-blog this to my new website https://all-hearts.org  which is all about raising awareness of multiple chronic illnesses through art as it is a WordPress hosted  website but through Bluehost so  I don’t have the re-blog feature on it  )Heather and Dizzy, I’m not sure if you have figured out how to work the reblogging on Bluehost) so I decided to just re-blog it here on coolncreative.

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ms march awarenessMultiple Sclerosis is a very complex and frustrating battle to face. Unfortunately, this illness does impact everyone’s life in  so many different ways and to the point it’s almost hard to pinpoint what is what! There have been various names people choose to use when referring to  MS; such as the snowflake disease or invisible illness. I think these terms can also be used in many other chronic illnesses as well because they are fitting. I mean if you think about it, there are no two snowflakes that are exactly the alike,  just like no illnesses experiences the exact same symptoms. Also, there are so many of these illnesses that are completely naked to the eye, so they are pretty much invisible in the bigger picture. 51209211_2039825619447292_5206443739896197656_n

Let me ask my wonderful fellow bloggers, whether you live with MS or know someone else that does, what do you already know about…

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