September 17th, 2018



Traumatic Brain injury can turn a life upside down. Over the past two weeks, we have looked at teenagers driving and sleep issues. They are intimately linked and can cause a negative outcome like a traumatic brain injury.
While spending time in Wyoming this summer, I ran into a wonderful human being named Joey Maxim. He was our fly fishing guide and here is his story.

I do not know the details of his car crash. I only know that for all of us, prevention is the key to avoiding a negative event that can change the course of our lives.

I think of the sleep deprivation, cell phone distraction and frontal lobe processing issues of the teenage brain and I worry. Life is fragile and keeping the teenage mind focused on safety is vitally important for long term health.

 

Dr. M

 

 

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