Category Archives: brain-damage

August .16 .2017

Miracle Child Gives Hope for Treating Brain Injuries

A young girl from Arkansas is proving to be a miracle of modern science. The toddler has twice defied the odds and is now giving new hope for treatment and recovery from severe brain injuries.
January .20 .2017

3 Recent Concussion Breakthroughs

Concussions are mysterious to many of us but medical science is getting better at understanding how to test, treat, and aid recovery from them. Here are three recent breakthroughs you should know...
June .16 .2016

Ontario Introduces “Rowan’s Law”

Rowan Stringer was a 17-year-old Ottawa girl described as bright, energetic, and curious. She was equally passionate about rugby. But something happened to Rowan on the playing field that should...
June .9 .2016

Toolkit ‘Empowers’ Concussion Recovery

With June being Brain Injury Awareness Month across Canada, we’re taking a look at a useful new tool developed for concussion recovery. Concussions are a serious matter often with long term effects,...
June .2 .2016

Championing Brain Injury Awareness

Five years ago, a young hockey player at the top of his game sustained a couple of heavy blows to his head. The resulting concussion was devastating – sidelining his career and putting his health in...
December .11 .2015

Brain Damage and Youth Sports

Are we endangering our children's brain health by allowing them to play high-impact contact sports? Researchers are finding that repetitive blows to the head in high-impact contact sports place...
May .25 .2015

28 % of NFL Players Suffer Brain Trauma

Football players who lose consciousness after concussions are more likely to suffer from memory loss later in life according to a recent study conducted by retired NFL players. “Our results do...
May .8 .2015

A Parent’s Guide: Youth Sports Concussions

The impact of missed childhood sports concussions can be devastating. Parents familiar with concussion symptoms help their child play sports in the safest way possible. "It's critical to be aware of...
April .24 .2015

Can You Diagnose a Head Injury?

Do you know how to treat head injuries? Would you know what to do if someone slipped and hit their head in front of you? The statistics will surprise you. People Don't Know How to Treat Head Injuries...
April .3 .2015

28% of Hockey Helmets Unsafe

A Virginia Tech study concludes that at least 28% of all hockey helmets are unsafe to wear based on their ability to prevent concussions. These tests include helmets worn by both the NHL and youth...
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