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Tuesday, June 01, 2010
In Canada, June is Brain Injury Awareness Month
In the U.S., March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, but our neighbor to the north sets aside June of each year to draw awareness to a wound that recognizes no borders. The Brain Injury Association of Canada is a great resource for our Canadian readers. Its Web site has lots of information about brain injuries, how to prevent them, and links to local resources. Please check them out if you or anyone you know lives in Canada with a brain injury.
From The Brain Injury Association of Canada: The Brain Injury Association of Canada, its partners and community of survivors, caregivers and health professionals, designates June as National Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada to highlight awareness on the effects and causes of acquired brain injury across Canada. It is estimated that close to 4% of Canadians are living with an acquired brain injury.
As incredible as this may sound, brain injury in Canada is a silent epidemic. In Canada, brain injury is the number one killer and disabler of people under the age of 44. Statistics further indicate that incidences are two times greater within the male population.Continue reading.
ThinkFirst is a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of brain and spinal cord injuries that has been in operation over 17 years. It was founded by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator.
Currently, there are nineteen local Chapters across the country, all managed by volunteers (medical professionals, teachers, coaches, and injury survivors). By using programs in their local communities, the chapters try to raise awareness of ways to avoid brain and spinal cord injuries.
Visit their Web site for more information.
From The Times and Transcript: Brain injuries can occur suddenly and without warning, affecting everyone from one to 99. "In an instant, life is changed forever," says the Brain Injury Association of New Brunswick. Brain injury can happen in endless ways from motor vehicle crashes and sporting events, to slipping on ice or shaken baby syndrome, the group explains.
June is Brain Injury Awareness Month with the first week designated Disabilities Week... It's estimated that thousands of Canadian suffer traumatic brain injury each year with young adults representing the majority.
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