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Buyer's Guide to Bicycle Helmets

You always need a helmet wherever you ride. Bike helmets can prevent cyclists' head injuries and may be required by law in your area. This guide will help you purchase a bike helmet that will help keep you safe.

Review Date: February 20, 2013

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute

Concussion

Concussions are common, particularly if you play a contact sport such as football. Find tips that may help you to prevent or minimize your risk of head injury.

Review Date: October 30, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Concussion and Brain Injury- (PDF)

Concussion can be caused by falls, car accidents, playing sports and unintentionally being struck by or against an obstacle. Although concussions are usually not life-threatening, their effects can be serious. Learn to recognize the danger signs and where to go for help.

Review Date: March 29, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Concussion in Sports

Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury and can occur in any sport or recreation activity. Therefore, coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.

Review Date: July 21, 2012

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Depression After Brain Injury: A Guide for Patients and Their Caregivers

If you have experienced a mild, moderate, or severe injury to your brain due to a sudden trauma, this research-based guide that will help you understand your condition, risk of depression, and treatment choices.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Find a Neurologist

Find an AAN member neurologist in your area with specialized training in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

American Academy of Neurology

Heads Up Online Training Course

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion.

Review Date: June 30, 2011

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Learn to Prevent & Recognize Concussions

This tool kit teaches coaches, athletes, and parents to play it safe when it comes to a concussion, a brain injury caused by a bump or blow to the head.

Review Date: December 11, 2012

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control - NCIPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Organization Gateway: Disability Organizations and Resource Centers

Many of NICHCY’s visitors are looking to connect with organizations specializing in a particular disability or topic. Here, you can connect with many national disability organizations and information resource centers.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Quick Answers to Your Helmet Questions

This page offers answers to common questions about bike safety and selecting a bike helmet that is right for you.

Review Date: December 19, 2012

Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute