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What are podcasts?  They are online audio programs that you can listen to on portable MP3 players, iPod or mobile device, cell phone or through your computer.

Below are a series of podcasts that relate to brain injury. If you have a podcast that you would like to share, email us at info@brainstreams.ca.


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Northeast Center for Special Care Podcasts

Website: www.northeastcenter.com/podcast.htm

If you have 30 minutes to spare and would like more detailed information about various traumatic brain injury topics, along with links to more resources, sit back and listen to these informative podcasts. (Topics include: movement disorders, neuro-optometry, balance and dizziness, sexuality, sleep disorders, spasticity, impairments of consciousness, domestic violence, seizures, neuroscience for everyone, service dogs, headache, when should TBI rehab be discontinued, behavioural supports, substance abuse, MTBI, concussion, visual rehab, introduction to TBI, neurofeedback, ventilator care.) Here is a sample from their library:

Traumatic Brain Injury

View all Northeast Centre podcasts at: http://www.northeastcenter.com/podcast.htm


A Sound Constitution

A weekly radio program which was featured on CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo. It served to demystify health issues, separate fact from fiction, and provide listeners with information about their health care options. Featuring interviews with local health care professionals, and moderated by students in the fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.
Show: The Brain (November 3, 2010)
A show talking about how we can keep our brain, and our families brain sharp and functioning. Guest speaker Gary Anaka talks to us all about brain health.
Show: Concussions (January 27, 2011)
We talked to Dr Paul Lanfear the official doctor of the Oceanside Generals junior B hockey team and Mark Busby the executive director of the Nanaimo Brain Injury Society. We discussed what a concussion is, what you will see, grades of concussions and prevention.

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Website: http://www.cdc.gov/injury/podcast.html#tbi

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Heads Up! Play it Safe When it Comes to Concussions CDC's Dr. Julie Gilchrist discusses the “Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports” tool kit, which provides information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion. (10/31/2007)
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Head's Up! CDC has developed Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports — a free tool kit to help youth sports coaches, parents, and athletes recognize and respond to concussion symptoms. (7/27/2007)
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Know the Facts: Understand ConcussionThis podcast discusses concussions and provides information to help people better understand concussion. (3/17/2010)
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What You Need to Know About ConcussionThis podcast provides the essential facts about concussions and describes symptoms, danger signs, and ways to recover and heal after a concussion. (3/17/2010)
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Taking Care After a ConcussionThis podcast describes how to take care of yourself after a concussion, including proper recognition and response recommendations.  (3/17/2010)
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Talking to Your Patients: A Clinician´s Guide to Treating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury This podcast describes how to talk to your patients and provide health information about mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI) that may help ease their concerns and can give them tools to help speed their recovery.  (3/17/2010)
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