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Brain Injury Awareness

The link between concussions and dementia Those who have experienced a concussion in life may have increased risk for dementia, a study called Traumatic Brain Injury and The Risk of Dementia Diagnosis: A Nation Wide Cohort Study suggests. The study’s author, Peter Nordstrom, states, “The main finding is the strong association between a previous traumatic brain injury and the risk of dementia. The association is strong for more severe or multiple traumatic brain injuries and the association persists for more than 30 years after the trauma.” In another study that was reported in JAMA Neurology, researchers say that dementia should be on the list of possible complications of concussion, regardl

Men's Health Week

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend and what better way to say that you care by spreading some health awareness! Canadian men on average live 4 years less than women. On top of a reduced life expectancy, men also have lower rates of health expectancy - the number of years a person can expect to live in good health. Men are less inclined to seek healthcare services with approximately 80% of men refusing to see a physician until they are convinced by their partner or spouse to do so. These statistics along with many others led to the idea of Men’s Health Week in Canada. It started in 2014. Each year promotes awareness of different aspects of men’s health. This year they are focusing on heal