Military Veterans Hockey Team Takes the Ice in Novi Competitive sports can help recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries NOVI, MI, Sept. XX — Some tough new competition is taking the ice in the Novi Men’s Hockey League for the 2017-‘18 season. The Lightning, a new team comprised solely of military veterans and their family members,
Dr. Benson will be speaking at BIAMI (Brain Injury Association of Michigan). on Friday September, 15, 2017. About the BIAMI 2017 Conference The BIAMI conference is held in conjunction with the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council. The event is the largest of its kind in the US with over 140 exhibitors and over 1500 attendees expected.
Better Diagnosis of Military Brain Injuries, for Better Treatment Novi, MI – Thousands of military men and women involved in the long raging war in the Middle East have arrived home suffering from undiagnosed traumatic brain injuries, the “invisible wound” of battle. These injuries can lead to stress, depression, insomnia, alcoholism, substance abuse and, all
Director Looks Back on Accomplishments DEARBORN, MI – John D. Russell, executive director of the non-profit Center for Neurological Studies (CNS), remembers the moment well. “We had just booked our 100 th client, a woman who had been in a car accident and was flying in from St. Louis to meet with our medical staff.
Novi, MI – Following a powerful lineup of experts, CNS, a Novi-based research and diagnosis based non-profit, presented powerful testimony to The House Committee on their initiative “Hope After Combat.” The program, which includes a 30 to 60-day TBI treatment experience, was developed after seeing the dire need of our veterans had in securing an
At CNS we feel the urgency based on the latest reports of veterans with cognitive impairments have increased greatly and will only grow. A lot of veterans don’t even realize they need help. It’s our job and yours as family and friends to help them heal and transition from their service life back to civilian
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What good are helmets at protecting the wearer from head injuries? For some, the answer is, “Not very.” A 6-year study involving members of 8 collegiate football teams who wore either one of two types of revolutionary, concussion preventing helmet showed one helmet reduced the risk of concussion by 54% over the other. But authors
The first installment identified three sports—professional hockey, skiing, and snowboarding—in which statistics show helmet use had no impact on the wearer’s risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI). But statistics can be misleading. Case in point: The rise in concussions among pro hockey players, who’ve been required to wear helmets since the 1979-1980 season, followed issuance
If you play a contact or extreme sport, use a helmet, protect your head, and prevent a brain injury. Simple, right? Not so fast. Were helmets so helpful, why would incidences of concussion rise among pro hockey players after helmets were mandated by the league 1979? In the 10-year period 1986-1996, there were an average