Video: March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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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.

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About The UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

As part of the largest rehabilitation network in western Pennsylvania — and one of the largest in the United States — the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute is a nationally recognized center of excellence for physical rehabilitation. Experts and support services at our inpatient rehab facilities and transitional units help patients recover from a variety of injuries and illnesses like brain and spinal cord injuries, stroke, trauma and amputation, and more. UPMC Mercy is nationally ranked in rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report.