Slipping, tripping or dropping from a height are among the top causes of concussion—not sports-related injury—according to UAlberta report.

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2018

Alberta’s first ever report on traumatic brain injuries (TBI)—including concussions treated in emergency rooms (ER) or hospitals—shows that the overall risk is higher for falls than sports-related injuries.

“For emergency rooms visits, falls of some kind or another—such as slipping, tripping or due to collision or pushing by another person—are the biggest culprit,” said Kathy Belton, associate director of the University of Alberta’s Injury Prevention Centre, which prepared the report.

Concussion—the most common form of brain injury—accounted for just 2.5 per cent of all emergency room visits between 2011 to 2014, and 1.6 per cent of hospital visits from 2005 to 2014, according to the report by the injury centre in the School of Public Health. Notably, 80 per cent of TBI visits to emergency rooms were for concussion, whereas for h...

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April
2018

Dinosaurs' teeth offer clues to understanding how and what they ate

Though their bites were the same, carnivorous dino diets varied due to tooth shape, study shows.

While most carnivorous dinosaurs bit and chewed in the same way, the shape and strength of their
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April
2018

UAlberta to lend expertise to help with alternate transportation for seniors

Medically At-Risk Driver Centre will help two Alberta rural communities develop driving models for seniors unable to drive themselves.

Two rural regions will be receiving help from the University of Alberta’s Medically At-Risk
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April
2018

COMMENTARY || Suzuki controversy shows U of A champions freedom of thought

Take uncomfortable ideas, debate, and conflict out of the university and its fundamental role in society disappears, says U of A president.

David Suzuki is a controversial figure. A companion of the Order of Canada in recognition of his
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April
2018

What athletics can teach med students about preventing burnout

How high-performing athletes respond when they fail or succeed presents solutions for boosting medical student engagement.

Experiencing a sense of competence or achieving one’s goals—not unlike that often