Please Explain: Traumatic Brain Injury

Friday, March 16, 2007

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

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Comments [3]

Nick Vidal from North Carolina

Yes, it was great listening to Claudia Osborne about her experience and it was a wealth of information. Speaking of which, I came across a very valuable website they are all about TBI and have a slew of survivor books.

Apr. 03 2009 06:03 PM
Bob Cluett from

Lash & Associates has a lot of books and information on PTSD and Blast Injury

Mar. 18 2009 04:46 PM
Rosemary Rawlins from Glen Allen, VA

First, it was great for me to hear Claudia Osborne's voice on the radio! I am a huge fan of her book, "Over My Head" and it gave me so much information after my husband sustained a severe TBI six years ago. My husband made a remarkable recovery and is currently working full time as a CFO for an engineering firm. He is a true miracle. Claudia, THANK YOU for sharing your remarkable, heartfelt story. I am currently working on trying to publish my husband's story. Any suggestions?

May. 24 2008 10:25 AM

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