Category Archives: hockey

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...
March .21 .2017

Body Check Ban Saves Young Hockey Players

They shoot. They score! There’s good news for hockey families across the country. Hockey Canada’s decision to ban body checking at the Peewee level (players ages 11 and 12) is working. Researchers at...
September .20 .2016

Kids, Sports, and Concussions

A new sport season is about to kick off and that means all sorts of active fun. But are your kids playing it safe? If they do get hurt, do you know how to identify a concussion? And do you know what...
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.
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...
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...
July .30 .2014

Time For a Hockey Helmet Makeover?

Football has adopted a new standardized system for rating a helmet’s effectiveness in protecting against concussions. It has been credited with helping parents and players make better decisions about...
March .28 .2014

Blood Tests the Future of Concussion Diagnosis

A simple blood test may be all it takes to diagnose a concussion, according to new research out of Sweden. The study identified total tau protein (T-tau) as the unique biomarker able to confirm...
February .26 .2014

8 Reasons Why Kids Should Play Contact Sports

Should you enroll your kids in contact sports? It’s a question more and more parents are struggling to answer. Not surprising, given the vast body of research highlighting the dangers of concussions...
February .20 .2014

Canadian Women Bring Home Gold!

It's been a seriously impressive Olympics for Canadian women.
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