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UBC Football Rethinks Concussions

A repeat Vanier Cup win is definitely in their sights, but the UBC Thunderbirds have another ambitious goal for the upcoming football season – reduce the number of team concussions. It’s no secret that football is a high-impact sport and concussions are all too common. Too many players at all levels of the sport have…
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Youth Sport Concussions Up

Sport does a lot for our kids. It keeps them active and teaches them teamwork and fair play. Unfortunately, it’s also sending more of them to the emergency room with sport-related concussions. Back in June, Ontario introduced Rowan’s Law to protect kids. The timing couldn’t better. The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) just released…
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Championing 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…
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Vancouver’s Bike Share Program Approved

Vancouver has approved a public bike share program with 1,500 bikes at 150 solar-powered stations. Vancouver will have the largest public smart-bike share system in North America according to Jerry Dobrovolny, the city's general manager of engineering services. The program’s proposed start date is June 15 when the city expects to have 1,000 bikes ready…
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Zero1 Helmet Reduces Concussions

A great fitting football helmet is crucial to safety on the field according to VICIS, a Seattle-based company. The company's neurosurgeons and engineers designed a football helmet that lessens linear and rotational forces. Dubbed the Zero1, the new helmet utilizes four layers which work together to mitigate brain impact. The Lode Shell Layer absorbs impact…
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Bike Helmet Safety for Children

School’s out for the summer! Vancouver children are enjoying their freedom by riding their bicycles all day. You’ll see children cycling on city and suburban streets, trails, bridges, and seawalls. According to the City of Surrey, over 50,000 Canadians sustained brain injuries in 2012 and these injuries involved both adults and children. Head injuries are…
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Helmets Prevent Toddler Head Injuries

Spring has sprung in Vancouver. Parents are pulling scooters, skateboards, bikes and other outdoor equipment out of the garage. As the weather warms, children spend more time outside participating in the physical activities they love. Almost all toddlers will bump their heads while playing in the sun. Most of these injuries are minor. Toddlers hurt…
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