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Monday, September 09, 2013 - STPH To Host Educational Session About Traumatic Brain Injury

COVINGTON, LA – Every year, at least 1.7 million Americans suffer a brain injury. Caused by an external blow to the head, traumatic brain injury (TBI) interrupts normal function of the brain. Left undiagnosed, an athlete might return to play before they are ready, leading to long-term health consequences. For the elderly, the effects of undiagnosed TBI may be so severe that they never recover.

In an informative presentation, Covington physician Dr. Beau Bagley will provide accurate information about TBI including the leading causes of TBI; signs that someone is suffering from a brain injury; the difference between TBI and concussion; who is at risk for TBI; and how to prevent TBI.

The free discussion will take place Wednesday, September 25 at 6 p.m. at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Conference Center at 1202 S. Tyler Street, Covington. Interested participants may register online at www.stph.org or for more information call 985-898-4083.

 

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A full-service acute care facility committed to providing world-class health care and the latest technology, St. Tammany Parish Hospital delivers today’s life-improving procedures with the utmost care to area residents with emphasis on wellness, preventive care and disease management close to home. STPH is a self-supporting not-for-profit community hospital; it receives no tax funding. www.stph.org.