Disability Awareness Month – Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Did you know that over 1.4 million people in the US are affected by a TBI each year?

What is a TBI? An acquired injury to the brain caused by an external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional disability or psychosocial impairment.

Common causes– falls, sports injury (especially concussions), car accidents, assault, recreational accidents, alcoholism, industrial accidents, and epilepsy

Common Symptoms– difficulties with speech, fine and gross motor skills, personality changes, behavior changes, anxiety, depression, headaches, and dizziness

What to do– see your physician, visit the wellness center, or go to an emergency room immediately

For more information go to: https://www.disabled-world.com/health/neurology/tbi/

Questions/Comments? Kathryn.Buschan@desales.edu

Think Pink, 10/18

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Please join the PA Program students and faculty, in collaboration with the DSU Wellness Task Force, on Wednesday, October 18 at 12 p.m. in the Wood Room of the University Center. The students and faculty will be talking about breast cancer facts, screenings, treatment, and risk factors.

Attend and enter for a chance to win a “Think Pink” basket of goodies!!

Do you know?

  •  About 1 in 8 U.S. women (12.5%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  • Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers.
  • Men can get breast cancer too. It is about 100 times less common among men than among women, but it still happens.

Questions? Amy.Bower@desales.edu