Student honored for working in deaf/hard of hearing program

Commissioner Heidi Reed from the state Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing recently visited the Haverhill campus of Northern Essex Community College to honor a student who participated in the commission’s summer Transition to Work Program.This program is made possible through a federal grant and a partnership between the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the… Read More Student honored for working in deaf/hard of hearing program

Expert’s concern at lack of Welsh brain injury facilities

Wales needs more services to deal with the growing number of people suffering disabilities caused by head traumas, a brain injuries expert says.Prof Rodger Wood of Swansea University said rehabilitation units for patients after they leave hospital can save millions every year in care costs.A charity is building a residential unit in Carmarthenshire but Prof… Read More Expert’s concern at lack of Welsh brain injury facilities

New Zealand rugby player dies from head injuries

Tongan-born Takapuna player Viliami “Willie” Halaifonua, 27, died in Auckland City Hospital on Tuesday night after he suffered a brain bleed following knocks to the head during a match between Takapuna and Massey at the Onewa club grounds.Chairman of the Takapuna Rugby Football Club, Simon Cheesman told Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat program a number of… Read More New Zealand rugby player dies from head injuries

Hockey shocker: Amateurs’ insurance doesn’t cover brain injuries

Hockey parents are in shock after learning their kids are not covered for brain injury in a concussion-plagued sport.“I am shocked and dismayed. And surprised,” said hockey dad Doug Jackson, whose daughter was playing in the 2013 Esso Cup in Burnaby on Wednesday. The Esso Cup is the major midget women’s Canadian championship tournament. “Head… Read More Hockey shocker: Amateurs’ insurance doesn’t cover brain injuries