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We Must Invest More Resources in Mental Health – Mary Hayashi 

By admin | February 16, 2023
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Mental health is a critical issue in California, with a significant shortage of mental health professionals across the state, particularly for children and teenagers. Despite efforts by government and community leaders to increase investment in workforce development, the situation continues to worsen, with more and more children being seen in emergency rooms for suicidal thoughts.

Female Athletes Are Closing The Gender Gap When It Comes To Concussions

By admin | July 30, 2017
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A recent NPR article by Jon Hamilton highlights the fact that, in terms of concussion, women are fast closing the gender gap.  Previously, one of the issues in understanding the gendered response to head injuries has been the lack of research into women’s concussion. 

Why Does it Seem Like Nobody Cares About Female Concussion?

By admin | July 12, 2017
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Women suffer more concussions than men in the sports that both play, with an injury rate 50 percent higher, according to the most recent research. Female athletes with brain trauma tend to suffer different symptoms, take longer to recover and hold back information about their injuries for different reasons than males.

Young Female Athletes More at Risk for Concussion Than Males: New Study Confirms Earlier Findings

By admin | April 23, 2017
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The lead author of a new study, Dr. Wellington Hsu, has an important message for parents, coaches, and athletic trainers: “While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion rates, our study found that girls, and especially those who play soccer, may face a higher risk.”

BAWAR’s 45th Anniversary

By admin | April 20, 2017
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Bay Area Women Against Rape (BAWAR) invites you to attend their 45th Anniversary Dinner & Awards Program When: Friday, June 9, 2017 5:30 pm Reception 6:30 pm Dinner Where: Scott’s Seafood 2 Broadway Jack London Square Oakland CA Download the BAWAR invitation for more information

Award-Winning Author

By admin | April 2, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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.