National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) and National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) team up on campaign to raise concussion awareness

Friday, 09.18.2009 / 5:03 PM / News NHL.com DALLAS, DENVER — Concussions are by far the most common, and one of the most difficult to manage injuries seen in sports today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 1.6 million and 3.8 million brain injuries that occur in sports each […]

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Concussion panel recommends ban on hockey fights

The Canadian Press LONDON, Ont. — Fighting should be eliminated from hockey at all levels of the game, according to recommendations released Tuesday from an expert panel dealing with concussions in hockey. “Fighting is one of the known causes of concussion, and may result in the related long-term complications,” the panel’s summary statement says. “Fighting […]

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Brain Injury Association of Canada supports re-introduction of helmet safety bill

GATINEAU, Québec—The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) calls on Canadians to contact their Member of Parliament and declare their support for Private Members Bill C-289, which would amend the Hazardous Products Act so as to prohibit the advertising, sale, or import into Canada, of recreational snow sport helmets that do not meet a national […]

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Ontario Hockey League issues a New Helmet Rule; Players face penalty, suspension if helmet removed before or during fight

From CBC Sports The Ontario Hockey League announced a new rule on Wednesday to address the issue of players losing their helmets during fights, whether intentionally or otherwise. OHL commissioner David Branch had indicated earlier in the week the rule would be implemented, and it is effective beginning with games on Thursday. “If a player […]

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