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Award-Winning Author

By admin / April 2, 2017

Mary Hayashi is the award-winning author of The book traverses her own experience as an immigrant in the United States, explores Asian American culture and the impact it has on the health of her community, and shares her thoughts on how we can tackle health and wellness issues (such as domestic violence, mental health issues and reproductive rights) in this country.

Most Americans Unaware Concussions Affect Women More than Men, National Survey Finds

By admin / January 23, 2017

The majority of Americans are not aware that concussions affect males and females differently, and that females actually suffer from a higher rate of concussions than males in similar sports, according to a national survey in a new report by the Women Sports Safety Initiative, a special project fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation dedicated to advancing the lives of women and girls by raising awareness of sports-related injuries.

The Head Injury Our Kids Are Still Getting

By admin / January 23, 2017

When people talk about concussions (and their after-effects), they’re often talking about football. But Blue Cross Blue Shield this week released a new report showing that female concussion diagnoses increased 43 percent from 2010 through 2015 in the U.S. But where does the responsibility lie for preventing and addressing concussions, no matter what sport (and at what age) the athletes are playing?

New National Survey Finds Sports Concussions are more Prevalent, Harder on Women

By admin / January 23, 2017

Now, according to a new study by the Women Sports Safety Initiative (WSSI), we can glean that women and girls suffer higher rates of concussions, take longer to recover from those concussions, and are often more severely impacted due to hormonal differences. In short, concussions are much worse on women than they are on men.