Category Archives: concussion

January .28 .2016

Another NFL Concussion Death

Tyler Sash was just 27 when he was found dead in his Iowa home from an accidental overdose of pain medication. After 16 years of playing football, Tyler won a Super Bowl in just two seasons with the...
January .26 .2016

Zero1 Helmet Reduces Concussions

A great fitting football helmet is crucial to safety on the field according to VICIS, a Seattle-based company. The company's neurosurgeons and engineers designed a football helmet that lessens linear...
January .2 .2016

A Seatbelt for Your Brain

A local Vancouver company has begun selling a helmet sticker, BrainShield, designed to prevent concussions. According to The Vancouver Sun, BrainShield is compatible with all helmets, and it has the...
December .22 .2015

Do Helmets Prevent Concussions?

According to CBC, Reebok-CCM has been told by the Competition Bureau that it cannot claim its hockey helmets prevent concussions. A Virginia Tech study found helmets don't prevent concussions, though...
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...
November .13 .2015

What Happens to Your Brain During a Concussion?

According to the Sports Concussion Institute, a concussion occurs when the brain moves rapidly inside the skull. The brain is a three-pound organ that floats in cerebral spinal fluid inside the...
October .26 .2015

Top 5 Cycling Safety Blog Posts Since 2010

The most popular cycling blog posts from the past five years focus on helmet safety, concussion prevention and cycling innovation. Helmets Protect, Just Not Against Concussions Sidney Crosby and...
October .21 .2015

World Rugby Concussion Campaign

World Rugby is helping raise concussion awareness among Rugby players, coaches and officials at all levels of the game – from the professional level down to school children. The World Rugby...
October .12 .2015

Concussion Victim Takes His Own Life

Ryan Donaldson was only 17 when he took his own life after dealing with a series of sports-related concussions. Ryan was a high level hockey player who was drafted by the Kelowna Rockets in the fifth...
September .17 .2015

Concussions Affect Teen Performance

A new study proves teenagers recovering from concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries may have difficulty with schoolwork until the brain fully recovers. Concussion can cause a wide range of...

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