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Brain Injury Prevention

Not all brain injuries can be prevented. However, you can reduce your risk by using safe strategies and eliminating potential hazards:

Don't drink and drive.
Never shake an infant or child.
Wear your seatbelt. Make sure everyone in the car is buckled up.
Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, motorcycle or ATV, while rollerblading, skateboarding, snowboarding or skiing.
At home, use handrails on stairways and remove tripping hazards. Falls are a leading cause of brain injuries.
Seek medical attention if you feel dizzy or have lost consciousness during sports or recreational activity.
Visit our trauma prevention page for more information, resources and tips. Hennepin Healthcare, as a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, actively educates, promotes and participates in trauma prevention programs.

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