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concussion prevented helmet
January 27, 2016
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…
driver safety
January 22, 2016
Would You Drive Blindfolded?
Do you text and drive? Then you might as well drive blindfolded according to The Province. Driving while drunk may be illegal, but it is safer than texting and driving. At least the drunk tries to keep their eyes on the road. Nearly every province has laws against driving with a hand-held device, but just…
teaching teens to drive
January 22, 2016
New Car Features Protect Teen Drivers
Do you want to know if your teen is driving over the speed limit? Chevrolet offers parents a teen driver report card dubbed "Teen Driver". The new system tracks distance, speed, and can even control the radio. Parents program their child's key fob so the car knows when and what information to track. Features designed…
Texting and walking dangers
January 15, 2016
Distracted Walking
Have you bumped into someone on the sidewalk while texting? You're not alone. According to News1130, thousands of people are crashing into each year due to distracted walking - they can't take their eyes off their smartphone. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conducted a survey on distracted walking because most people believe they aren't…
cycling death
January 11, 2016
Cyclist Killed in Bizarre Accident
The Vancouver Sun, a Vancouver cyclist was killed after being struck in the head by a heavy object. The incident took place at the Vancouver Seawall, and it's believed the large object was thrown from a garbage can. In a news release, The Vancouver Police describe a "strange set of circumstances" that led to the…
earthquake preparedness
January 9, 2016
Vancouver Earthquake is No Joke
What's the first thing you do after an earthquake? Open your earthquake preparedness kit or open your smartphone and update Facebook? The truth is, even though we live in an active seismic zone, only 20% of Vancouver residents are prepared for an earthquake. But an easy way of getting ready is to make or have an…
slater vecchio blog
January 8, 2016
Top 10 Slater Vecchio Blog Posts of 2015
10. Social media and personal injury claims A BC Judge shows how courts interpret social media posts that appear to contradict an injury claim. Read more... 9. White brain matter, depression and concussions Have you had a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury? Do you suffer from symptoms of irritability, depression, and anxiety? A…
concussion prevention
January 3, 2016
A Seatbelt for Your Brain
A local Vancouver company has begun selling a helmet sticker, BrainShield, designed to prevent concussions. According to The Vancouver Sun, BrainShield is compatible with all helmets, and it has the potential to reduce head injuries for sports teams, cyclists and motorcycle riders. "It can significantly reduce the sharp twisting and compression of the brain," said…
December 23, 2015
Do Helmets Prevent Concussions?
According to CBC, Reebok-CCM has been told by the Competition Bureau that it cannot claim its hockey helmets prevent concussions. A Virginia Tech study found helmets don't prevent concussions, though they will protect against skull fractures. Researchers assessed the effectiveness of helmets based on the rotational and linear acceleration that occurs in a concussion or…
distracted driving is deadly
December 15, 2015
Distracted Driving and Russian Roulette
How deadly is distracted driving? Do you like playing Russian Roulette with your life? Watch 'A Game of Chance' to see how deadly distracted driving is. In the video, a young driver fires a gun loaded with one bullet at her head each time she becomes distracted. Do you think this video is too harsh?…