August 26, 2013

Concussions 101 – a Primer for Kids and Parents

Concussion talk is everywhere. How do we diagnose a concussion? How do we treat them? How do we build greater awareness?

How are we to navigate through the overwhelming body of research on the topic?

Fortunately, a doctor-professor from Toronto has sought to simplify the medical world’s best evidence on concussions.

Dr. Mike Evans works with a creative team to build awareness of different health topics in a current and easy-to-understand white board format. It’s a self-proclaimed “med school for the public on YouTube.”

To say his work is clever would be an understatement.

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, coach, or athlete, be sure to watch Dr. Mike’s presentation on concussions:

For more presentations by Dr. Mike:

The HEADWays Concussion APP

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Slater Vecchio recently partnered with VGH and the UBC Hospital Foundation to fund the development of a mobile app for concussion care.

The HEADWays Concussion Recovery app is a self-management tool for individuals who have suffered a concussion. It’s the only self-management app written and created by doctors who specialize in concussion care.

Download HEADWays for free on iTunes. Or click here to download to an android phone.