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Microconcussions May Pose Similar Health Risks As Concussions

A recent study into sports-related injuries highlights an often overlooked sub-class of concussions - known as mircoconcussions.

These injuries don't produce the obvious or noticeable symptoms of regular concussions. However, a relationship with a degenerative disease typically associated with concussions has been linked with microconcussions.

The Impact Of Childhood Concussions - Signs And Symptoms

A concussion is an injury caused by the brain hitting the interior of the skull. It can either be immediately obvious or remain undetected for days. One of the key ways to identify a concussion injury early is to recognize its common signs and symptoms.

As discussed in our previous post on concussions in children and youths, it's important to identify concussion injuries early as brain functionality can be affected. The injury affects the brain's basic functions, including areas of the mind, body, emotions and behaviour.

The Impact Of Childhood Concussion - Unique Challenges For Parents

Bumps and bruises are a normal part of an active childhood. Most of these mishaps heal completely. Sometimes, blows turn out to be more serious. The trickiest part: concussions in kids can be difficult to detect, but the effects may last through the teenage years or even throughout life 

Safety during the Spring Thaw

Thawing snow blog.jpgThis winter seems to be one of the longest and coldest on record with everyone anxiously awaiting the turn of the season. Spring on the horizon means thawing ice and snow which has the potential be quite dangerous. Creeks and waterways begin to swell with melting snow creating slippery and unstable stream banks and extremely cold water temperatures. Awareness of these hazards is the best way to safeguard adults and children from danger. 

International Women's Day: A Day to Make a Difference

The Morris Law Group will join with others globally on March 8th to celebrate International Women's Day; a day that commemorates the movement for women's rights; to recognize women's achievements and acknowledge the challenges they continue to face in the quest for gender equality. While this has been a date of significance since the early 1900's, it was proclaimed as a UN Day for women's rights and world peace in 1977 and continues to be recognized annually with differing themes. 

Look Both Ways Before Crossing the Street

Look Both Ways Blog.jpgAs children we often received crucial pieces of advice from parents and caregivers before venturing out; one such piece of advice being "look both way before crossing the street". Why is it then, that as older pedestrians these words of caution seem to have gone by the wayside as many cast their focus on a device in hand rather than the roadway before them?

Medicinal Pot for Pain: What you Need to Know

Medicinal Pot Blog Image.jpgSince the introduction of legislation to legalize and regulate recreational cannabis in Canada by the Federal government, there has been much discussion surrounding its use, particularly for medicinal purposes. The proposed legislation (the federal Cannabis Act) that was introduced in April 2017, if passed, would see the legalization of marijuana in Canada by July of this year.

Soup's on at Soupfest 2018

Soupfest Blog.jpgWhen Jack Frost comes nipping at your nose (or even toes for that matter), there is nothing more comforting and warming than a bowl of soup. A piping hot bowl of soup on a cold winter's day can feel like a big warm hug, not to mention all the other restorative properties it possesses. 

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