Concussions for regular people: yours vs. Sidney Crosby’s

When you’re an average Canadian with a concussion, your experience can feel quite different from what you read about those of pro athletes. 180 producer Kathryn Marlow knows this personally, and set out to determine the relationship between concussions in sport and concussions in daily life. The 180 with Jim Brown on CBC Radio. Concussions […]

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The NEW Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) for Parents, Players & Coaches is now available online

In less than half an hour, coaches, parents and athletes can be ready for the impact a concussion can have on children and youth. This free online tool is now available as a resource for up-to-date educational training on the recognition, management and prevention of concussions. The CATT plays a vital role in supporting coaches, […]

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Seven Star Sports Helmet Order Forms for the Brain Injury Association of Canada

Seven Star Sports are booking all summer orders now. To ensure your choice of colours, sizes and ship date place your order today. Tarick Mirza Tel: 905-574-9270 Mobile: 905-741-9568 Fax: 905-574-7082 E-Mail: tarick1@sevenstarsports.com masoodmirza1@sevenstarsports.com tarick7star@hotmail.com Order Forms (Excel Files) 7SS-BIAC-BG-BIKE-HELMETS-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-BG-MS-MESH-LYCRA-GLOVES-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-BG-TODDLER-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-MS-ABS-TODDLER-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-ICE-HOCKEY-HELMET+CAGE-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIACPS-ICE-HOCKEY-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-KIDS-ICE-HOCKEY-MS-HELMET+CAGE-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-KIDS-ICE-HOCKEY-MS-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-MS-STAR+STRIPES-GLOVES-ORDER-FORMS-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-PH-MS-CSA-ASTM-T-ABS-HELMET-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-PS-PROTECTIVE-PADS-ORDER-FORM-2013 7SS-BIAC-T-ABS-ASTM-MS+PS-DELUXE-VISOR-BIKE-HELMETS-ORDER-FORM-2013

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Concussion Clinic in the GTA

Storrie, Velikonja and Associates is proud to announce the opening of the SVA Concussion Clinic, a multidisciplinary community-based clinic offering assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of concussion (mTBI) and post-concussion syndrome. We provide ImPACT baseline and post-injury testing, and return-to-play/work/school clearances. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at (905) 333-0072 […]

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Concussion Information and Resources

Brain Navigators Documentary examines female athletes and concussions Seven Star Sports Helmet Order Forms for the Brain Injury Association of Canada The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) is a Proud Partner of Concussions Ontario and the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Concussion Education Program for Coaches, Trainers, Athletes, and Parents as well as Sports Organizations The […]

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Invitation to Attend Hockey and Concussion Conference

I am writing on behalf of the Canadian Brain Injury and Violence Research Team, headed by Dr. Michael Cusimano at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. Our team is presenting a conference titled “Outcomes following Concussion in Hockey (OuCH!)” taking place on Sept 17 (this Saturday). The goal of this conference is to address the increasing […]

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Brendan Rogers attempts Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds for brain injury/concussion research

Please support one of our own, Brendan Rogers, former Winnipeg Blue Bomber and Toronto Argonaut, as he prepares to climb Mt Kilimanjaro next month. Brendan is raising funds for the study of brain injury and concussion at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Please donate here. Brendan is planning to lead a team of former CFL’ers and […]

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Stopconcussions.com presents Up, Close and Personal with Keith Primeau and Friends

“Living with Concussions from a player’s perspective” Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame 10:30 AM OVERVIEW – PRESS CONFERENCE “We have a plan” stresses former Philadelphia Flyers captain, Keith Primeau, who will announce the official launch of stopconcussions.com. “With the increase in concussions and neurotrauma injuries, stopconcussions.com has been designed to educate players, […]

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Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms

The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) is pleased to publically release the Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) is also known as concussion. The best practice for treatment of those who sustain a mTBI who do not experience spontaneous recovery is not clearly defined. ONF initiated this project […]

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HEAD STRONG, Fanelli 4 Brain Injury Awareness

Almost everyone knows about Lance Armstrong’s battle through cancer to prove that nothing can slow him down. His story has become one of inspiration to many around the world, including the Kitchener Rangers’ Ben Fanelli. That is why Ben in partnership with the Kitchener Rangers has developed HEAD STRONG, Fanelli 4 Brain Injury Awareness: a […]

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A Bump On The Head: Concussion Testing Revisited

From Mile High Report Sometime today, League officials will announce a new standardized sideline testing protocol for diagnosing concussions in NFL players. This will put all 32 teams in compliance with procedures designed to protect the athletes from post-career mental health problems. The reason this is significant is that there are a few different kinds […]

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Time for a comprehensive national sports injury surveillance monitoring system

Letter to the editor of the Hill Times from Harry Zarins, BIAC Executive Director Re: “If Sidney Crosby isn’t immune, neither are Canada’s youth” (The Hill Times, Feb. 7, p. 24). NDP MP Glenn Thibeault’s article is an excellent article opening the door to a national debate on creating awareness on Canada’s silent epidemic: acquired […]

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If Sidney Crosby isn't immune, neither are Canada's youth

Hilltimes.com February 7, 2011 – http://hilltimes.com/page/printpage/crosby-02-07-2011 By NDP MP GLENN THIBEAULT Our nation has a storied history of amateur sporting achievements, with the record breaking gold medal performance by Canada’s athletes at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics serving as a unifying force in fostering the Canadian national identity. For years to come, Canadians across the country […]

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Hockey Canada holds concussion summit

CTV.ca News Staff Medical and sports professionals gathered in Montreal Saturday, for a day-long seminar aimed at shining some light on the importance of recognizing and treating concussions. “There have been so many serious, serious head injuries — not only to professional athletes, but primarily young children. So we need to create this awareness of […]

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Brain injuries: Wake-up call for hockey

We’ve long known that hits to the head can cause devastating concussions affecting memory, judgment, behaviour, reflexes and coordination. Now a new study of junior hockey players suggests the incidence of brain injury is seven times higher than previously reported. The study of two junior hockey teams found that one-quarter of the players suffered a […]

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Protect young athletes from brain injury

Recent moves to study contact sports’ effects on brain health could help protect the next generation of athletes. Pro athletes, current and past National Football League players, doctors and researchers have formed the Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, and began meeting in January. They are exploring football-related brain injuries and examining research with an eye […]

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Hockey Concussion Education Project (HCEP), an Independent Physicians' Study, Presentation of findings

A prospective study of physician-observed concussions during junior ice hockey: implications for incidence rates Groundbreaking Ice Hockey Study Uncovers Alarming Concussion Incidence Rates and Social Trends in Junior Hockey Players STORY: Contact: Debby de Groot, MDG & Associates 416.363.1448/647.295.2970c debby@mdgassociates.com

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American Academy of Neurology: Any athlete suspected of having concussion should be removed from play

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is calling for any athlete who is suspected of having a concussion to be removed from play until the athlete is evaluated by a physician with training in the evaluation and management of sports concussion. The request is one of five recommendations from a new […]

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What is A Concussion? Concussions Share Common Features But Each Unique

What is A Concussion? By Lindsay Barton Created 05/01/2008 – 19:14, Revised and updated May 25, 2010 What is a concussion? A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in the temporary loss of normal brain function and can have serious, long-term consequences.1 A concussion is also often referred to as a traumatic […]

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Mayo clinic to take in-depth look at hockey concussions

Dr. Michael Stuart is concerned about concussions in all levels of hockey, and he is doing something about it. While much has been discussed about the serious injuries in the NHL and what steps the league has taken to try to limit their occurrence, Dr. Stuart and the Mayo Clinic are trying to fix the […]

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300 athletes volunteer for studies on concussions in sports

Pat Graham The Associated Press Published Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 1:18PM EDT Since his college days, New England Revolution forward Taylor Twellman has had seven diagnosed concussions. Given all the headers and hits over his career, he’s wondering if that number might be drastically higher. Twellman still deals with the effects of a concussion he […]

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Too much to lose: Concussions pose long-time risks for young athletes

A national study examining concussions in organized youth sports saw emergency room visits for 14- to 19-year-olds rise from about 7,000 in 1997 to nearly 22,000 in 2007. By Dan Goldman, staff writer Messenger Post Posted Oct 11, 2010 @ 05:00 AM Canandaigua, N.Y. — Most football plays involve at least one collision between opposing […]

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Lou Gehrig's disease linked to concussions, NFL players need to raise awareness level

Submitted on September 8, 2010 – 5:13pm The effect that football has on players’ bodies has long been debated and studied, and with new research the findings continue to get dramatically worse for the health of retired players and likewise, increasingly scary for current players. Scientists, partly funded by the NFL, have found new evidence […]

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NFL warning: Concussions 'can change your life and your family's life forever'

01:04 PM CDT on Sunday, August 1, 2010 By BRANDON GEORGE / The Dallas Morning News bgeorge@dallasnews.com National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell, one of the most powerful men in professional sports, has made the issue of concussions a priority. That push has led to growing education and awareness at the college and high school […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury in Professional Football – An Evidence-Based Perspective

Released: 6/11/2010 5:25 PM EDT Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Newswise — Experts from Johns Hopkins Medicine hosted a press conference following a continuing medical education program on the epidemiology of head injury in professional football. The program was an evidence-based review of traumatic brain injury in the sport. The objectives of the conference on Traumatic […]

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Local group applauds action by Football BC on concussions

Friday, June 11, 2010 By Michael Briones, Comox Valley Echo The Comox Valley Raiders are getting a heads up on safety this coming season. Football BC, the governing body that oversees the sport, is implementing a new policy aimed at preventing concussion related-injuries. It’s a timely initiative as it coincides with Brain Injury Awareness Month. […]

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Concussions: The New Evidence Based Guidelines and What You Should Know to Protect Your Head

Brain Injury Association of Alberta Presented by Dr. Martin Mrazik This session will be of interest to the general public, especially parents, coaches, teachers and service providers. Please forward to anyone who may be interested in attending. Everyone Welcome! Tuesday June 15, 2010, 11:30 am to 1 pm, at Roland Michener Recreation Centre Auditorium, 51A […]

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Heads Up: Preventing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)

(commonly known as concussion) A mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) is a brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions) are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. They can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Most people will only experience symptoms from a MTBI […]

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Brain Fit Lab – University of Toronto

Welcome to the BrainFit Lab at the University of Toronto, where our goal is to help the brain achieve peak performance following brain injury. To accomplish this we are doing research to better understand recovery from brain injury in children and youth. We invite you to visit our website to find out more information. Brain […]

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The University of Toronto / Toronto Rehab Varsity Athlete Concussion Program has been in place since 2000

The comprehensive program includes three components: 1) a prospective, blinded research program, 2) a comprehensive clinical managment protocol, and 3) an educational component. Using the baseline-testing-post-injury neurospsycholgical (NP) measurement paradigm, the program has assessed more than 1500 athletes at baseline, with serial post-injury testing of more than 100 athletes who have suffered concussions. Our program […]

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Doctors say term concussion underplays severity of injury

CTV.ca News Staff 18/01/2010 11:17:43 AM Parents and doctors often underestimate the severity of concussions among children, Canadian researchers contend, and they think the best solution is to scrap the word and replace it with “mild traumatic brain injury.” Carol DeMatteo, an occupational therapist and associate clinical professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at […]

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Special Report: Deadly Aftershocks: NFL's Concussion Study

by Daily News The NFL MTBI (mild-traumatic brain injury) Committee, which was established in 1994, is studying to determine if there are any long-term effects of concussions on retired NFL players. NFL-funded concussion research directed by the MTBI Committee has led to the publication of peer-reviewed scientific papers and helped advance the understanding of concussions […]

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Special report: Deadly aftershocks: NFL concussion management

by Daily News In May 2007, the NFL outlined the standards (below) for concussion management, based on consensus medical recommentations. The standards were recommended by the NFL’s independent committee on mild-traumatic brain injury (MTBI) chaired by Dr. Ira Casson, of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and Dr. […]

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Deadly aftershocks: Repetitive head trauma might be cause of brain disease in NFL players

Printed in the Ottawa Citizen, Friday, July 31, 2009 By MARK KRAM, Philadelphia Daily News BEDFORD, Mass. – What Lisa McHale would like you to know is the way it once was, not the way it ended. Because it is vital to her that you know her husband Tom as she will always remember him […]

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