Category Archives: brain-injury-2

March .13 .2014

High-Tech Brain Protection

Sporting goods giant Reebok has developed a high-tech device to help protect athletes from brain injury and concussions. The Reebok Checklight is a black skullcap that athletes wear under their...
February .28 .2014

CTE Strikes Soccer

Patrick Grange from Albuquerque, New Mexico has become the first soccer player to be diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Grange took up the sport at age three and went on to play in...
February .12 .2014

First Concussion Alters "Microstructure" of Brain in Young Athletes

Research led by Canadian concussion specialist Dr. Paul Echlin proves that all it takes is one concussion to alter the brains of young athletes.
February .5 .2014

Gino Odjick's Fight with Mental Illness

It’s been 12 years since Canucks fan favourite Gino Odjick played in the NHL. He was a left-winger known for fighting, not goal scoring (he scored just 64 goals in his 12 NHL seasons). Odjick...
January .8 .2014

The MIPS Helmet Protects Against Concussions

Concussions occur when the brain rotates within the skull after an impact. The movement causes axons in the brain to tear or stretch, leading to symptoms associated with brain injury. Helmets that...
December .19 .2013

Brain Injury in Baseball

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy isn't just a football disease. Or a hockey disease. It's now making headlines in baseball after researchers found signs of CTE in former major leaguer Ryan Freel....
December .12 .2013

An Airbag for the Brain

Swedish designers have created the world's first "invisible" bike helmet. Industrial Design students Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin came up with the idea when Sweden introduced the country's first...
December .5 .2013

Has the NHL done enough to protect the brains of former players?

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the NHL alleging that the league has not done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit was filed last week in Washington and now includes...
December .2 .2013

First Aid for Head Injuries

The New York Times recently published an article on first aid for head injuries. It's worth a review. What is a Head Injury? A head injury is any trauma to the scalp, skull, or brain. The most common...
November .12 .2013

Canada Invests $7.5M in Concussion Research

The Canadian government and a few strategic partners have committed $7.5 million to concussion research. The money will support 19 projects focused on concussion prevention, diagnosis, and treatment....

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