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Do Speed Limiters Reduce Truck Crashes?
A recent study conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) found that speed-related, at-fault truck crashes dropped by 73 percent after mandatory speed limiter technology legislation took effect in Ontario, Canada. Other findings of the study include: Post 2009, large truck drivers produced fewer at-fault speed collisions relative to all at-fault driver actions There...
Another Sports Retailer Bankruptcy – Golfsmith International, Inc. Files for Chapter 11 Protection in Delaware
Golfsmith International, Inc., a specialty golf retailer with 109 Golfsmith stores across the U.S. and 55 Golf Town stores in Canada, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Wilmington, Delaware on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. This case follows other large sports retailer bankruptcy cases, including Sports Authority and Eastern Mountain Sports, who both filed Chapter...
Wearable Tech Injuries on the Rise: McDonalds recalls Happy Meal Fitness Trackers
McDonalds has recalled 29 million Happy Meal toy fitness trackers in the U.S. and Canada because of reported rash and burn injuries. The McDonalds “Step It” trackers included two versions of brightly colored, wearable tech: one that counts steps, and one that signals walking speed with flashes of light. These Step It “toys” are not high...
Advanced MRI Used to Study Effects of Concussion
The hockey concussion education project under the leadership of Dr. Paul Echlin and in collaboration with a team from Harvard Medical School/Bingham and the women's hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital/Athinoula A. Martinos Center for biomedical imaging/Western University of Canada had published new findings from an advanced MRI analysis of male and female collegiate ice hockey athletes....
Slowing Down After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A strategy to improve cognitive task performance?
The January issue of the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology carried a very interesting study entitled: Slowing Down After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A strategy to improve cognitive task performance? The study was authored by Lana J. Ozen and Myra A. Fernandes of the Department of Psychology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
The American Association for Justice recognizes Bruce Stern for his contribution to the civil justice system
The American Association of Justice (AAJ) gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to recognize the extraordinary contributions to the Civil Justice System. The five day conventions culminated with an award ceremony to honor individuals who have worked to protect the constitutional right of all Americans to a trial by jury.
Traumatic Brain Injury and Olfactory Deficits
I just read a very interesting article which appeared in the January 2010 issue of Brain Injury. The article entitled "Traumatic Brain Injury and Olfactory Deficits: The Tale of Two Smell Tests!" by Fortin, Lefebvre and Ptito, from Montreal, Canada, compared two smell tests that are used in clinical setting.
International Conference on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
I was pleased to be a featured speaker at the International Conference on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury held last week in Vancouver, Canada. The MTBI 2009 assembled experts from a multiplicity of specialties working with brain injury, welcomed a diverse group of experts to collaborate in synthesizing new knowledge. The conference brought together delegates from around the world, working in areas...
More than half of Toronto’s homeless population have experienced severe trauma
A new study states that prior to becoming homeless, more than one out of every three of Toronto, Canada's homeless had suffered from a traumatic brain injury, which furthers past theories that mental health is linked to homelessness.