Category Archives: sports

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...
March .17 .2017

Packing for Safe Backcountry Skiing

Winter in the backcountry – scenic, pristine, natural, epic, adventurous. But it can also be a dangerous place, especially when there’s a risk of an avalanche. With so much terrain to explore here in...
January .10 .2017

Be Safe on the Slopes

From Whistler to Silverstar and all resorts and slopes in between, BC is a skier’s and snowboarder’s paradise. Unfortunately, all that shreddin’ and swooshin’ can lead to some severe injuries. Every...
November .4 .2016

Running a Marathon with Aimee King

Recently, our own Aimee King did something extraordinary. She jetted off to Chicago and completed her first marathon. Pounding the pavement for 42 kilometers (or 26 miles) isn’t everyone’s idea of a...
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...
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...
June .14 .2016

Mountain Biking “Shred Safe” Campaign

When you live in a land of mountains and active people as we do in British Columbia, you’re going to find a lot of mountain bikers. Unfortunately, that also means there will be a few accidents and...
February .9 .2016

Concussion Increases Suicide Risk

Adults who suffer "mild" concussion injuries are three times more likely to die by taking their own lives than the rest of the population according to a recent Canadian study. Researchers suggest a...
October .1 .2014

A “Brain Breathalyzer” for the Sidelines

British researchers are developing a “brain breathalyzer” device used to detect concussions on the sidelines, according to the BBC. Breathalyzers are currently used to detect blood alcohol content....
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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