About this Report
THe National and cbcnews.ca present an in-depth look at the causes and
consequences of concussions in sports, and what can and should be done to
Airs Tuesday, February 21
Wendy Mesley looks at what some are calling the "silent epidemic" of
concussions in junior hockey, and the prevailing tough-guy attitude that's
preventing the issue from being taken seriously.
Health reporter Kelly Crowe speaks with concussion and head injury
specialist Dr. Charles Tator about what happens to the brain when it's
injured, and how this knowledge has led him to advocate for stronger
regulations around head shots in hockey. Read the full interview here.
Havard Gould is on the tech beat tonight, introducing us to a novel kind of
helmet - one that's designed to alert the wearer when a concussion has
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