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Concussions don’t just happen to adults: What kids should know

By: Lila Samadani, high school sophomore Understanding concussions in kids It’s a fact of life: kids fall down, bump their heads, and sometimes get hurt playing sports. Concussions seem to be inevitable and “Compared with college and professional athletes, adolescents appear more vulnerable to concussion and take longer to recover due to neurological immaturity”, according […]

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TRANSCENDENT Concussion Research Program: A 5-year study to improve concussion diagnosis and care

The Ontario Brain Institute has been awarded a 5-year grant for the establishment of the TRANSCENDENT Concussion Research program. Led by Principal Investigator Dr. Roger Zemek, a pediatric emergency physician and senior scientist at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), the program will create a global center of excellence in concussion research aimed at transforming

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A surprising cause of head injury: Slips and falls and how to prevent them this winter season

A surprising cause of head injury: Slips and falls and how to prevent them this winter season

Beneath the picturesque layer of snow that blankets much of the world during winter lies an often-dangerous reality: A significant risk of slips and falls. This is particularly true for those over 65 according to a 2018 CDC study that showed falls to be the leading cause of death among this group. But it is

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Identifying and Treating Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome

Identifying and Treating Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome

Persistent Post-Concussion SyndromeA (PPCS) is a complex and often misunderstood condition that can affect individuals who have suffered a concussion. It is characterized by a range of symptoms that persist beyond the typical recovery period of a few weeks following a head injury. The range of concussed patients who go on to develop PPCS ranges

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Fall is the busy time for Emergency Department visits for head injuries

Fall is the busy time for Emergency Department visits for head injuries

Each year, an estimated 801,000 people visit an emergency department for a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A new study by the CDC explores the findings of data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) over a four-year period (2016-2019) on the rates for head injuries in the Emergency Department (ED) throughout

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The abuse of technology, including social media, and its role in domestic violence

The abuse of technology, including social media, and its role in domestic violence

The digital age has ushered in remarkable advancements that have transformed the way we live, work, and connect. However, alongside these innovations, technology has also proven to be a powerful tool for domestic abusers. In this blog post, we explore the abuse of technology, and its role in domestic violence and the profound effects on

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