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    Traumatic Brain Injury
    From Concussion to Coma
    Library Bound
    Also available in: E-Book
    ©2014
    ISBN-13: 978-1-4677-1348-1
    Lexile Level: 1050
    SRC Reading Level: 9.4
    Pages: 88
    Trim Size: 6 x 8 3/16
    Dewey: 617.4'81044
    Reading Grade Level: 7
    Interest Grade Level: 6-12
    Ages: 11-18
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    DESCRIPTION Connie Goldsmith
    Two soccer players collide on the field. A soldier in Afghanistan is thrown to the ground during a bomb explosion. A teen has an accident while riding her bike—and she isn't wearing her helmet. Each of these incidents can produce a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Of the 1.7 million Americans officially diagnosed with TBI each year, 52,000 die from their injuries. And that doesn't count all the unreported TBIs, which experts estimate range from about two to four million more incidents.

    TBIs range from concussions to penetrating head injuries to life-threatening brain swelling and coma. And they have countless causes: war, sports, car and motorcycle accidents, falls, and physical violence. The aftereffects can be devastating, including compromised memory and concentration, loss of hearing, physical disabilities, depression, brain disorders, and, in the worst-case scenario, death.

    Find out about the different types of TBIs, what causes them, and how they are diagnosed and treated. Along the way, you'll learn about National Hockey League player Derek Boogaard and U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords, both of whom sustained TBIs, with dramatically different outcomes. You'll also meet teens and young adults living with TBIs and the doctors who treat them. And you'll learn about amazing medical technologies that help victims recover and promise hope for the future.


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    • * Recommended monitor screen size: 17" or higher
    • * Speakers or headsets
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    • * Microsoft Windows XP
    • * Intel Celeron 2.0 GHz CPU
    • * 512 MB RAM
    • * 100 MB Free Disk Space (Browser Cache)
    • * 128 MB Graphics Card
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    • * Mac OSX v.10.4
    • * Power PC G5 or Intel processor
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    About the Author
    Connie Goldsmith writes books about history, health, and science for older children. A recently retired RN with a master's degree in health, Ms. Goldsmith lives near Sacramento, California.
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    Library Media Connection
    "Students will benefit from this vital, timely insight. This is an excellent choice for science and current issues Common Core reading selection, research, and personal interest." —starred, Library Media Connection
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    School Library Journal
    "A concise and well-researched exploration of mild to severe injuries of the human brain." —School Library Journal
    Kirkus Reviews
    A lot of ground is covered in this slim volume, but it is a solid introduction to the topic. It makes good use of graphics, photographs and sidebars to deliver complicated information....An efficient survey of a timely topic." —Kirkus Reviews