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A to Z: Head Injury

A to Z: Head Injury

Also called: Head Trauma

A head injury is any physical harm to the scalp, skull, or brain.

More to Know

Head injuries are very common and usually not serious. They can be external or internal:

Keep in Mind

Safety precautions can prevent head injuries. Kids and adults should wear helmets, safety gear, and seatbelts whenever appropriate.

All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.

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