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Violence, car crashes and other accidents are causing traumatic brain injuries in Native Americans at a higher rate than other groups. One National Institutes of Health study finds young Native Americans adults have much higher incidences of brain injury than their white counterparts. Why do Native Americans have such high rates of traumatic brain injury? What burden does it place on families and communities? Is there a way to turn around the trend?
Dr. Molly Fuentes (Warm Springs and Wasco from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) -Acting Instructor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Hospital
Lyn Wilson-King (Diné) -Program Coordinator for the Native American initiative of New Mexico Brain Injury Resource Center
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