Category Archives: brain-injury-2

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 .17 .2015

Pro Cyclists Tested for Concussions Mid-Race

The UnitedHealthcare Cycling Team (UHC) is testing athletes for concussions mid-race to prevent severe brain injury. According to Cycling Weekly, cyclists weren't monitored for head injuries while...
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...
March .24 .2015

NFL Player Retires at 24 Due to Concussion Fears

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is retiring early due to concussion concerns. It’s not worth the risk Borland tells ESPN. According to the National Post, Borland said, “I don’t think...
March .6 .2015

Concussions in Women's Sports

The media often highlights concussion issues in men’s sports, but what about women’s? According to the Globe and Mail, more girls suffer from head injuries in no-bodychecking female hockey than...
February .19 .2015

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Ann McKee is the woman at the forefront of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research.  She is a professor of neurology and pathology at the Boston University School of Medicine and director of...
February .16 .2015

Parents Sue Youth Football League for Son’s Death

Joseph Chernach, committed suicide in 2012 at the age of 25 as a result of depression caused by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  He played organized tackle football in a Wisconsin-Michigan...
February .11 .2015

WWE Wrestlers Claim Brain Damage

Years of “tombstone piledrivers”, “chair shots”, and “flying head butts” have caused former wrestlers of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to follow in the footsteps of former NHL and NFL...
February .5 .2015

NFL Huddles with Football Moms

The NFL Super Bowl XLIX was watched by millions of people, but will the event be around forever? With the NFL concussion lawsuit in the spotlight, football youth participation has been steadily...
January .15 .2015

Snow Sledding Safety Tips

Many of us are embracing winter by partaking in a cherished Canadian pastime, sledding. While sledding can seem like harmless fun, sledding injuries have sent many to emergency rooms each year.

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