Centers for Disease Control and Prevention New Data Available on WISQARS Nonfatal Injury and Leading Causes of Nonfatal Injury Modules The Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury data from a variety of sources. Researchers, practitioners, the media, and the general public can […]
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Oct 08, 2014 The fact that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur each year as a result of sport and physical activity indicates the need for more people to have a better awareness of concussion management. This article describes why a team approach to concussion education is necessary, and provides specific strategies for concussion prevention. […]
Oct 08, 2014 Although it is well established that sex is a risk factor in acquiring a traumatic brain injury (TBI) among adolescents, it has not been established whether it also moderates the influence of other TBI psychological health correlates. The Moderating Effects of Sex and Age on the Association between Traumatic Brain Injury and […]
Oct 08, 2014 Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that’s not enough to ensure parents are confident about handling the injury, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. Some Concussion Education More Useful Than […]
Oct 08, 2014 This month’s CDC Vital Signs series presents the latest CDC findings on the health burden and costs of motor vehicle crash injuries in the United States. The issue includes proven strategies for increasing restraint use, reducing impaired driving, and improving teen driver safety. CDC Vital Signs October: “Motor Vehicle Crash Injuries: Costly […]
Huffington Post Article by Shannon Babineau, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Director of Pediatric Headache Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital A new school year has begun. Playgrounds are full of children chasing, tumbling and climbing. Sports fields teem with young athletes practicing football, field hockey, and […]
The Center on Brain Injury Research & Training (CBIRT) has provided this detailed research. Please click the link below for more information. http://cbirt.org/concussion-faq/
ABLE Act (September 29, 2014) Leading bipartisan Senate negotiators on the ABLE Act (S. 313/H.R. 647) have announced that they have reached an agreement to move forward on the bill. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) released a statement on September 19 that they have “reached a […]
Geoffrey Lauer, USBIA IA, Executive Director, testified before the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on barriers to people with brain injury and other disabilities. Click the title above to see a picture of Lauer with Committee Chairman, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced S. 2539, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization Act, which would authorize appropriations through fiscal year 2019 for traumatic brain injury (TBI) prevention and surveillance or registry programs. That bill also heads to the House. https://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/2539?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22TBI+Act%22%5D%7D Senators Pass TBI Act Reauthorization The Senate passed the TBI Reauthorization of 2014, S. 2539, […]
Marilyn Price Spivack joins USBIA as its newest board member. She is the Neurotrauma Outreach Coordinator at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, and she is the co-founder and past president of the National Head Injury Foundation, now known as the Brain Injury Association of America. In 1975, she was a wife, mother, and business owner. Her […]
Children’s Safety Network Sep 04, 2014 Athletes who seem to have recovered from a concussion may actually show a subtle worsening in a particular mental ability after they return to exercise, a small study suggests. The findings come from a study of 19 high school athletes who suffered a concussion and then got medical clearance […]
Soccer Player Christie Rampone on Concussions
by Michelle Diament, Alliance for Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities A bill that would significantly limit young people with disabilities from entering sheltered workshop programs is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk. The U.S. House of Representatives voted 415 to 6 Wednesday to approve the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Included in the bill are […]
USBIA is pleased to announce that provisions of a bill designed to serve veterans with brain injury is expected to become law in short order. The bill, Senate Bill No. 2607 (S.2607) is sponsored by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, is known as “The Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury Extension Act.” […]
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