TriCounty Health District is among the highest in the state of Utah for Traumatic Brain Injury and health officials are urging residents to take precautions. TriCounty Director Jordan Mathis explains that TBI is trauma to the head that disrupts brain function from short term to the long term. It is considered a leading cause of death and disability in the United States and Utah. The best prevention includes wearing a seatbelt in the car and wearing a helmet during outdoor activities from biking, skiing, and anytime you could potentially hit your head while recreating. The number one cause of brain injury is falls, especially among young children and the elderly. Protect the stairs so kids won’t fall, shares Mathis, and keep needed items accessible to kids to prevent climbing. Regular exercise is important for the elderly to improve their balance which will ultimately reduce and prevent falls. TriCounty Health is inviting all Basin residents to do their part and protect themselves from Traumatic Brain Injury.