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By On September 15th, 2016

Do Higher Altitudes Reduce Concussion Risk? This Study Says No

While recent research has shed a great deal of light onto the mechanisms underlying concussions, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding the common brain injuries. A new study set out to dispel one such misleading claim that playing sports at higher altitudes reduces athletes’ risk of concussions. As the findings published this month…

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By On July 11th, 2016

Youth Concussions Jump Over 500% In Just Four Years

Concussion awareness and educations across the country seem to be making headway as more youth and sports-related concussions are being diagnosed. In fact, concussion diagnoses went up 500% from just 2010 to 2014, according to data from FAIR Health, an independent, national nonprofit. In most cases, such an increase in injuries in emergency rooms and…

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By On December 13th, 2014

Survey Finds One in Six Ontario Adults Have Experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury

A new survey finds nearly 17 percent of adults in Ontario report having experienced a traumatic brain injury that left them unconscious for five minutes or required overnight hospitalization, according to a report published in Journal of Neurotrauma. The rates found in the survey are comparable with rates of substance abuse, cigarette smoking, and psychological…

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