A heads up on head injuries from BC interior health medical health officer Dr Peter Barss

Have you ever thought about what could happen if you or your family had a head injury? The brain is sensitive to impact. What seems a minor injury sometimes leads to a lifetime of suffering for the injured person, family, and friends. Possible consequences are loss of employment, homelessness, divorce, addictions, and personality changes, among […]

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The Brain Injury Association of Canada Supports Ontario's Deputy Chief Coroner Dan Cass' Recommendations released during Brain Injury Awareness Month

The Brain Injury Association of Canada supports all recommendations made by Deputy Chief Coroner Dan Cass, BSc, MD, FRCPC especially the recommendation calling for mandatory bicycle helmet use for all, not only to dramatically reduce preventable deaths but also to reduce serious brain injuries which will have an impact on reducing indirect and direct health […]

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Ottawa Public Health wants youth to “Adopt a Helmet”

Ottawa –Ottawa Public Health has launched a new social media campaign aimed at youth, “Adopt a Helmet,” to increase helmet use in Ottawa. The “Adopt a Helmet” campaign takes an innovative approach to promoting the use of these life-saving safety devices by portraying helmets as if they were pets available for adoption. One of the […]

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Yes to ski helmets, but buyer beware

A Canadian Medical Association Journal Editorial Nova Scotia passed legislation on Dec. 15, 2011, requiring all skiers and snowboarders — children and adults — to wear a helmet. This likely constitutes the world’s toughest such rules and is laudable from a public health perspective, but there’s just one problem. How good are the helmets? The […]

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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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