Barbara Walters returned to The View after a six-week leave following a concussion she had after a fall. Ms. Walters had been home with Chicken Pox when she fell. Her care required rest and staying at home, a prescription we commonly see after concussion to limit further risk and provide the person with an opportunity for the concussion symptoms to resolve without the strain and stresses of their normal work life. Like Hillary Clinton, Ms. Walters, needed extended rest, medical monitoring and a reduction in stimuli to aid her recovery. When we see people in public eye experiencing concussions it serves to heighten our awareness of concussive brain injuries and to better understand that “mild traumatic brain injury” may not be so mild after all.
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