Monthly Archives: December 2011

Why do cheerleaders get lots of concussions?

The Potential for Brain Injury on Selected Surfaces Used by Cheerleaders by Brenda J. Shields, MS1 and Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH J Athl Train. 2009 Nov-Dec; 44(6): 595–602. doi:  10.4085/1062-6050-44.6.595 from the Journal of Athletic Training 2009;44(6):595-602 This is … Continue reading

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The Montreal connection to hockey fighting concussions

When did fighting become embedded into the character of hockey in Canada? The answer appears with the heritage mix of cultures swirling around the ice of Montreal surfaces over a century ago. I will be quoting plus using material from … Continue reading

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Heart beats

Every waking moment, every waking hour, every minute our hearts beat. It is a vibration of contractions inside our chests, it’s hard to imagine this beating heart causes our brain to beat too. We can picture our heart moving but … Continue reading

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