Please Explain: Traumatic Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injury has been called the signature wound of the war in Iraq. It’s also a leading cause of death and disability of children and adolescents here at home. Yet it often goes undiagnosed, and untreated. On today’s Please Explain, Dr. Jamshid Ghajar, a neurosurgeon and president of the Brain Trauma Foundation, explains how head trauma can change a person’s life. And Dr. Claudia Osborn, who sustained a traumatic brain injury during a bike accident in 1988, talks about treatment and recovery. Claudia Osborn is on the Board of Directors of the 10 in 10 Project, an organization aimed at helping military and civilian Americans who are living with brain injuries and are unable to afford or access the necessary assistance.

Claudia Osborn's memoir Over My Head is available for purchase at