July.19.2016
Drowsy Driving
Drowsy driving in car
Some days, there’s just not enough coffee in the world to keep you awake. While it may lead to awkward moments of yawning at work or nodding off during dinner conversation, fatigue is a much more serious matter once you start thinking about getting behind the wheel of a car. The Canadian Council of Motor…
July.14.2016
Stop, Drop, and Pokemon Go?
Pokemon Go Blog Image
Pokemon Go is all the rage. The augmented reality game has taken off around the world with people tracking down “Poke Stops” and collecting Pokemon characters on their smartphones. But it has come with some undesired, even dangerous side effects. Combining a video game with a real-world scavenger hunt, the objective is to get out…
July.12.2016
New Look Inside the Concussed Brain
New Concussion Research Blog
Concussions are an all too common injury. Well known people ranging from Eric Lindros to Hillary Clinton have suffered them – so have hundreds of thousands of Canadians. Still, little is known about the long-term health effects of a concussion. A team of researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin wanted to learn more about…
July.6.2016
Dangers of Falling Furniture
Furniture Safety Children
There is something in your home posing a great risk to your children and their safety and you may not even be giving it a second thought. Furniture tip-overs are a common occurrence, resulting in some very serious injuries, even death. In the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that each year, 8,000 to…
June.16.2016
Ontario Introduces “Rowan’s Law”
Rowan's Law Protects Young Athletes
Rowan Stringer was a 17-year-old Ottawa girl described as bright, energetic, and curious. She was equally passionate about rugby. But something happened to Rowan on the playing field that should never happen to any kid. In 2013, she sustained a series of concussions and died as a result of her brain injuries. It’s a devastating…
June.9.2016
Toolkit ‘Empowers’ Concussion Recovery
Concussion Toolkit
With June being Brain Injury Awareness Month across Canada, we’re taking a look at a useful new tool developed for concussion recovery. Concussions are a serious matter often with long term effects, but still quite misunderstood. Consider the story of Kathleen McGinn. Twenty years ago she suffered two concussions while playing rugby. Even today, she…
June.2.2016
Championing Brain Injury Awareness
Brain Injury Awareness
Five years ago, a young hockey player at the top of his game sustained a couple of heavy blows to his head. The resulting concussion was devastating – sidelining his career and putting his health in serious jeopardy. With June being Brain Injury Awareness Month across Canada, we immediately think of this man’s accomplishments and…