Health & Wellness

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By Lauren Costello / March 12, 2020 /

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. You might have heard the word “Pandemic” on the news related to this virus. Pandemic refers…

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Helmet Safety

By Lauren Costello / February 25, 2020 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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