Learn exactly what a concussion is and why it is so important to allow your brain to fully recover. Traumatic brain injuries contribute to "a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability" each year, according to the CDC. In 2010, 2.5 million TBIs occurred either as an isolated injury or along with other injuries.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What is a concussion?
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Mark Ivicic creates intricate Ukrainian Easter eggs and describes the process of using a kistka to spread wax on the pysanka egg. Ivicic, will show his eggs at the Bellefonte Art Museum. He creates the eggs in honor of his late aunt.
Christina Jones, 17, a junior at O’Fallon IL Township High School in Southern Illinois, won the prestigious Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation Teen Talent Competition in St. Louis, MO., last weekend.
Dawn Blum took 188 photos out her bedroom window in Collinsville, IL, one for every day that her husband, Rob, was deployed in Kuwait, and turned them into a piece of artwork, which is currently on display as part of an exhibit at the Schmidt Art Center located on the campus of Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL. Dawn and Rob Blum live in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Tom Boschert, of Belleville, IL, has been giving his wife, Marilyn, heart-shaped silver charms for Valentine’s Day and other special occasions for 50 years. The couple lives in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.