159791

Video: March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month


Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Learn How UPMC Treats Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur yearly, and TBI contributes to one-third of all injury-related deaths in the United States.

However, not all brain injuries are related to trauma. Stroke or brain tumors, for example, can also cause brain injuries.

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. In this video, Gary Galang, MD discusses the rehabilitation process at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute’s Center for Brain Injury Rehabilitation,  for patients with both traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries.

RELATED: Recognizing Traumatic Brain Injury

rehabilitation

The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

As part of the largest rehabilitation network in western Pennsylvania, the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute offers specialized inpatient and transitional care for a variety of conditions. Read More