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January is Winter Sports Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month

Staying Safe:  Concussion Education and Prevention

Millions of people in the United States participate in winter sports each year including skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice-skating, basketball and hockey especially in New England.  Although these sports are fun and great exercise, you have to be cautious and take preventable measures to minimize injury before engaging in these sports. 

Here are some resources for education on brain injury/concussions and prevention.

Center for Disease Control
Brain Injury Basics

What is a concussion? 

Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

Concussion Prevention

Returning to School after a Concussion 

Returning to Sports and Activities after a Concussion

Concussion in Winter Sports

Education for Parents and Athletes related to concussions due to sports

Helmet Safety for a Variety of Sports

Massachusetts General Hospital
MGH Head Injury Programs:  Defining Head Injuries, Symptoms, Prevention and treatment

Spaulding Rehabilitation Network
Spaulding Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program


Winter Sports Brain Injury Prevention Tips
Winter Sports Injury Prevention Tips

For more information please contact Partners Employee Assistance Program at 1-866-724-4EAP.

In case of emergency, please call 911 or your local hospital emergency service.

 


This content was last modified on: 12/16/2015

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