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March the 20th is Head Injury Awareness Day on the national health calendar- South Africa

March the 20th is Head Injury Awareness Day on the national health calendar- South Africa

Minor head injuries are a routine occurrence where there are kids in the house. From toddlers falling against tables, kids bumping heads playing ball, to kids falling from the couch or jungle gym; kids often lead with their heads when they fall down.

Usually, a few stars are seen, a headache happens, and all is well. Sometimes it isn't so clear, especially with younger children, and we all know that head injuries can be serious and you can never be too careful. Bleeding, tearing of tissues and brain swelling can occur when the brain moves inside the skull at the time of an impact. But most people recover from head injuries and have no lasting effects

Form more on this, see "babies online" SA article: http://www.babiesonline.co.za/

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Published: 20/03/2009

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