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Philadelphia, Pa— March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and The Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania has chosen “Concussions” as the theme for 2009.   And as a leading provider for rehabilitative care for brain injury patients, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is helping to spread the word.   Beginning in March, Magee will have information such as audio Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about concussions posted on its website, MageeRehab.org. The site also contains information on brain injury treatments and programs.   “We’re happy to help out the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania,” said Magee’s Director of Public Relations, Kerry O’Connor. “Although the PSAs are traditionally thought of in regards to the radio, we have the ability to post them on our site, making them accessible to our visitors."   “Most people are aware that a concussion is a blow to the head that can disrupt normal brain function for a small amount of time,” said Dr. Lane Brown, the Program Director for the Brain Injury and Stroke Programs. “What they need to know is that concussions don’t always cause a loss of consciousness and that symptoms don’t always appear right away. They also need to know that concussions can cause ongoing issues if not recognized or treated. The PSAs raise awareness of these concerns.”   
 Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, founded in 1958, is a 96-bed specialty medical rehabilitation hospital providing physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. Magee’s flagship facility is located in Center City Philadelphia. In addition to the main campus that offers comprehensive services for spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, orthopedic replacement, amputation, pain management and work injury, Magee provides an expanding out-patient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for spinal cord injury rehabilitation. Magee has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News&World Report. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually. Magee is authorized to treat wounded military personnel returning from war. Magee is not an Obligated Group Affiliate.
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