Boys show concussion symptoms faster than girls - Concussion Canada

Boys show concussion symptoms faster than girls

Groundbreaking research into mild concussions by University of Victoria neuroscientist Brian Christie has determined that boys are far likelier to show some concussion symptoms...
Concussions - The Unknown Injury that Impacts Canadians Every Year

Concussions – The Unknown Injury that Impacts Canadians Every Year

Concussions have long been a surprisingly misunderstood injury when one considers the number of Canadians who suffer from them every year. In injuries occurring in youth...
There’s No Such Thing as a Concussion-Safe Football Helmet - Concussion Canada

There’s No Such Thing as a Concussion-Safe Football Helmet

Helmet makers, along with some coaches, athletic directors and youth sports administrators would like you to believe that there are football helmets available that...
Comment: Soccer still has its head in the sand on concussion - Concussion Canada

Comment: Soccer still has its head in the sand on concussion

Reaction to Karius injury betrays ignorance that shames the world's most popular sport The History Channel is currently showing wall-to-wall documentaries on FIFA World Cups...
Football mom Heather Hackney, left, gets teary-eyed when talking about the multiple concussions suffered by her son Larry Blocker. Blocker, 22, played high school football for W.F. Herman Secondary School. Blocker’s friend Daisha Wilson, right, dropped by to check on the recovery of Blocker. Nick Brancaccio / Windsor Star

Football concussion injury has mom fighting for her son

Heather Hackney says her son is a different person since he suffered a concussion playing football eight months ago. Heather Hackney has been desperately searching...
Stress has a big impact on brain injury - Concussion Canada

5 Tips to lower Stress for a Brain Injury

I have this bad habit of pushing myself too hard after my brain injury. There’ll be a few good days and I’ll be over ambitious, leading...
The NCAA Is Running Out Of Excuses On Brain Injuries

The NCAA Is Running Out Of Excuses On Brain Injuries

When it was time to change her husband Greg’s diaper, Deb Ploetz followed a routine. First, she would lead him to the bathroom of...
Concussion Protocols in Canada get much needed Support - Concussion Canada.

Concussion Protocols in Canada get Support.

Concussion protocols in Canada continue to change but after the Canadian Government pledged $1.4 Million and Parachute Canada took on the project to develop...
How Can the Pituitary Gland Get Injured? Concussion Canada

What Are Pituitary Brain Injuries, How Are They Diagnosed, and What Treatment is Available?

I hear this phrase often. At 8 years old, my youngest brother was diagnosed with a brain tumor (“craniopharyngioma”). The tumor was found...
What is Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor?

What is Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor? (And why you should care)

I heard something at a recent brain injury support group that caught my ear. Brain injury support groups are lifesavers for many of us....