Category Archives: mtbi

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...
June .2 .2016

Championing Brain Injury Awareness

Five years ago, a young hockey player at the top of his game sustained a couple of heavy blows to his head. The resulting concussion was devastating – sidelining his career and putting his health in...
June .6 .2014

Concussion and Young Athletes

Hockey is a cornerstone of Canadian culture, generating passion and pride across the country. Back-to-back Olympic gold for both our men’s and women’s teams are inspiring a new generation of players....
May .9 .2014

Scientists Link Genetics to Brain Injury

Does brain injury run in the family? It’s a question we’ll likely hear more often after scientists link genes and a susceptibility to brain injury. “Until now, all the attention has been paid to how...
April .17 .2014

TBI Linked to Mental Health Problems in Teens

New research has found that teenagers who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) have a significantly higher risk of attempting suicide, being bullied, and seeking help for mental health issues. They...
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....
October .17 .2013

Orthopaedic Doctors to Help with Mild TBI

New research encourages orthopaedic doctors to play a proactive role in diagnosing and treating mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) patients. Why? Because orthopaedic injuries and mTBI are often...
September .30 .2013

Concussion Guidelines Get Adults Back to Life

Doctors have a new set of guidelines to consult when treating adult patients with persistent post-concussion symptoms. Dr. Shawn Marshall, lead author, says that concussions are commonly thought of...
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