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Bret Hanna

NFL and Pop Warner Join Forces to Promote Heads Up Football

Fall is right around the corner and football season is back. In an effort to raise the bar on football safety, and awareness of the risks associated with head injuries and concussions, the National Football League and Pop Warner leagues […]

Bret Hanna

Brain Injuries Are More Common Than You Think

People suffer approximately 5 million brain injuries, also known as traumatic brain injuries or tbis, in the U.S. every year and about 2 million of those result in permanent damage to the victim….

Bret Hanna

Big Brother And Ski Helmets

The National Ski Areas Association conducted a study during the 2008-2009 season which shows that in the last two ski seasons, helmet use by skiers and snowboarders has increased 12 percent. Now,…

Bret Hanna

Brain Injury Conference to be Held in Salt Lake Tomorrow

The Brain Injury Association of Utah (BIAU) is holding its Families & Professionals Conference 2009 tomorrow at the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College. If interested, you can still…

Bret Hanna

Bike Helmets Are Not Optional

A 14-year-old boy suffered traumatic head injuries yesterday in Lindon, when he ran into a wall while riding his bike with his sister. He was not wearing a helmet. Juan De Dios Rojas was on a family…

Chrissie Cole

Actress Natasha Richardson Dies From Brain Injury

Natasha Richardson, an accomplished actress died after sustaining a fall at a ski resort.
Reportedly, the actress was talkative and refused medical treatment after the fall. She returned to her…

Brad Parker

Cell Phones, Like Alcohol, Cause Wrongful Death

Every year, Utah citizens suffer the tragedy of alcohol related wrongful deaths caused by drunken drivers. Though it is clearly illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol, and although the dangers of drunk driving are widely known, an alarming number of individuals still drive while intoxicated and each year lives of Utah citizens are unnecessarily cut short because of drunken driving…

Brad Parker

Brain Injury More Common Than Most Realize

Each year in the United States, over 1.4 million people suffer a brain injury. This averages out to one brain injury every 23 seconds of every day of the year. 235,000 of those 1.4 million individuals are hospitalized for their injuries and 50,000 of those who suffer brain injuries each year die. Those at greatest risk for brain injury are seniors, adolescents and young adults. …

James McConkie

Brain Injury Results from Negligence

Jim McConkie spoke to a group of lawyers at the law firm Prince Yeates in Salt Lake CIty, Utah today on cerebral palsy (CP) injuries which are a result of medical negligence at the time of birth. He said that each year 20% of children diagnosed with CP developed it as a result of a brain injury at the time of birth which could have been avoided. In fact 8,000 to 10,000 babies are diagnosed…

Chrissie Cole

Utah Senator Seeks Aid for Head Trauma Victims

A Utah Senator is trying to reauthorize a federal law that supports programs for people with traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, a condition which affects 5.3 million Americans. With 40,000 of these people that reside in Utah.”Those suffering from a traumatic brain injury deserve the best care possible,” said U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. “That’s the goal of this bill — to help patients get…