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18 March 2009 @ 05:40 pm
R.I.P. Natasha Richardson  
Natasha Richardson dies from head injury after seemingly minor ski accident.

I so appreciate her performance in The Handmaid's Tale. I've lost count of how many times I've watched that movie.

Sometimes it is not the amount of force involved in a blow to the head, but the location. One should watch out for signs of brain injury any time there has been a blow to the head.

ETA: More on "talk and die" syndrome, where people look and feel fine after a blow to the head only to die later from delayed bleeding in the brain. Other scenarios are covered in more detail than the other article I linked to.
 
 
 
Mari Adkinsmariadkins on March 19th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
Tapati, could you please repost this at OC for me? Thanks.
Tapatitapati on March 19th, 2009 09:15 am (UTC)
Done!