Health & Wellness

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, balance, and muscle strength. As a therapy for both the mind and body, yoga can bring a new focus of what one can achieve, building…

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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 being? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions – you are at risk for falls and should read this information! Why does Falls…

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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 funding and resources. It also prevents price gouging on supplies. Contact your county’s official Health Department for information on possible COVID-19 testing sites. You might…

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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 and worn during every ride, no matter how short. While there is no concussion-proof helmet, a helmet can help protect from a serious brain or…

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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 your journey after brain injury. These are to be viewed as potential information or ideas; however, be sure to talk to your doctor before any…

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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 disease. Changes may be short- or long-term potentially leading to disability or challenges participating in the community. A brain injury may be acquired non-traumatically or…

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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, strength, impulsivity, and environment all contribute to safety after brain injury. Here are some falls prevention tips you can utilize at home and in the…

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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 brain to move rapidly back and forth according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Click here for more information about concussion/Mild TBI 

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