Category Archives: football

April .11 .2017

Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions

You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are...
September .16 .2016

UBC Football Rethinks Concussions

A repeat Vanier Cup win is definitely in their sights, but the UBC Thunderbirds have another ambitious goal for the upcoming football season – reduce the number of team concussions. It’s no secret...
August .9 .2016

Youth Sport Concussions Up

Sport does a lot for our kids. It keeps them active and teaches them teamwork and fair play. Unfortunately, it’s also sending more of them to the emergency room with sport-related concussions.
July .12 .2016

New Look Inside the Concussed Brain

Concussions are an all too common injury. Well known people ranging from Eric Lindros to Hillary Clinton have suffered them – so have hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Still, little is known about...
May .12 .2016

Neurologist Tackles NFL Brain Injuries

There’s no denying that the NFL has a serious issue with concussions. After years of trying to sweep it under the rug, they’ve since come around to establishing procedures for dealing with concussed...
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...
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...
December .15 .2014

Brain Damage in High School Football

TIME continues to discuss the tragic risks of American Football in their latest issue. A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC says high school football players...
September .25 .2014

TIME Highlights the Tragic Risks of Football

The latest cover of TIME features a young football player with the words “He died playing this game. Is football worth it?” The boy on the cover is Chad Stover; he passed away after suffering from a...
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