Head and neck injuries from winter sports like snowboarding and skiing have increased significantly in recent years, so take these steps to protect your brain. Wear a helmet. Stay within the marked boundaries. Watch out for obstacles and hazardous conditions. Seek medical attention for any brain injury, no matter how minor it might seem.
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