Health & Wellness

From Research to Real Life: Concussions & Falls

By Lauren Costello / September 20, 2022 / Comments Off on From Research to Real Life: Concussions & Falls

For years now I’ve been using the term concussion in my work almost daily as the Statewide Training Coordinator at the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina. I am dedicated…

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Yoga & Tai Chi with Brain Injury

By Lauren Costello / April 28, 2021 / Comments Off on Yoga & Tai Chi with Brain Injury

Join us for weekly yoga/Tai Chi Sessions in May & June! Yoga is more than just stretching and awkward poses. The practice of yoga incorporates the use of breath, focus,…

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Concussion Simulation Video

By Lauren Costello / October 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Concussion Simulation Video

Ever wonder what it might be like to have a concussion? Check out our new Concussion Simulation video to demonstrate some of the common signs and symptoms after a concussion.

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Falls Prevention Week 2020

By Lauren Costello / September 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Falls Prevention Week 2020

Couple of questions before we get started: Are you an adult over the age of 65? Are you living with a disability due to brain injury? Are you a human…

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Lauren Costello / March 12, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

What Information is Out There? From Disability Rights NC: Governor Cooper has called a State of Emergency. The State of Emergency makes it possible for North Carolina to get extra…

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Helmet Safety

By Lauren Costello / February 25, 2020 / Comments Off on Helmet Safety

Each year, more than 3,360 pedestrians and bicyclists are hit by vehicles in North Carolina… representing over 15% of roadway fatalities last year. Helmets should be worn at all ages…

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Wellness Wednesday

By Lauren Costello / February 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Wellness Wednesday

Each Wednesday of Brain Injury Awareness Month, BIANC will be posting information about wellness to support thriving after brain injury. Here are some tips and resources to help you on…

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Domestic Violence and Brain Injury

By Lauren Costello / October 24, 2018 / Comments Off on Domestic Violence and Brain Injury

What is Brain Injury? An acquired brain injury (ABI) is the result from damage to the brain, which occurs after birth and is not related to a congenital or a degenerative…

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Falls Prevention!

By Lauren Costello / October 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Falls Prevention!

Falls are the leading cause of brain injury in the United States. On top of that, the risk of injury significantly increases after 1, 2, and 3 brain injuries. Balance,…

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September 21, 2018 – Concussion Awareness Day

By Sandy Pendergraft / September 3, 2018 / Comments Off on September 21, 2018 – Concussion Awareness Day

A Concussion is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and…

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