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Talk and Die Syndrome

I read with great interest a recent article describing some of the issues that can come about when a seemingly minor head injury turns deadly.  This issue really became a focus of national attention after actress Natasha Richardson suffered a skiing accident on a beginner slope and died, leading the media to adopt the phrase “Talk and Die Syndrome”.  I still worry about these situations, especially when they involve children because so many parents, me included, do not ever want to think that a bump on the head can turn serious.  However, it remains our job to stay vigilant and investigate any bump on the head as potentially being more serious than it appears.   I personally take the view that it is better to overreact to a possible head injury and make what may be an unnecessary trip to the ER, rather than to minimize it and risk a nightmarish outcome.  To view the entire article, follow this link:

http://www.gantdaily.com/news/43/ARTICLE/54739/2009-06-21.html

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