The Food and Drug Administration is encouraging people to know the symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Although the spotlight for this condition usually falls on athletes involved in contact sports, people of all ages and walks of life can suffer TBI.
As adults and children are more active during the summer and autumn, they become more susceptible. Boating activities, softball games, casual football games and other outdoor activities increase the chances that a head injury can occur. Automobile accidents and falls are other sources of injury to the brain.