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Project Brainsafe

Learn More About Project Brainsafe Project BrainSafe is a community-wide collaborative committed to improving the standard of care for concussions. Project BrainSafe’s goal is to improve the recognition, diagnosis and management of concussions for people of all ages living in Central Minnesota. Find out more at BrainsafeMN.com

Understanding Concussions

With 3.8 million concussions occurring each year in the U.S. (based on data from the Centers for Disease Control), awareness about this serious injury is growing. With increased awareness, though, comes the increased possibility for confusion. Did you know that the following could result in a concussion? Slips and falls Motor vehicle accidents/whiplash Sports injuries… Read more »

Concussion Care Plans and their role in recovery

Karla Fleming, MS, SLP-CCC Project BrainSafe Executive Committee Member Outpatient Rehabilitation | CentraCare Health Plaza Previously, we talked about concussion symptoms and the importance of proper identification and care when experiencing a prolonged recovery. Today we’ll discuss an important component of the recovery process — the Concussion Care Plan. Minnesota’ s Concussion Law states when… Read more »

Recognizing concussion symptoms and safety:

Karla Fleming, MS, SLP-CCC Project BrainSafe Executive Committee Member Outpatient Rehabilitation | CentraCare Health Plaza The beginning of the Fall sports practice season is a great time to be reminded about concussion safety. A concussion is a mild brain injury. Studies have shown that greater than 50% of high school athletes admitted hiding a possible… Read more »

You Can Quit…We Can Help!

Within 48 hours of quitting smoking, your sense of taste and smell will improve. Text Messaging Receive tips, games and reminders. The Text2Quit℠ program is full of practical advice and encouragement that can help you quit. Starter Kit Receive two weeks of free patches, gum or lozenges to help you get started. Email Program Receive… Read more »

Tobacco Use in MN

Leading the Nation For more than 50 years, Minnesota has been a national leader in tobacco control activities. [To Learn More Download the PDF] Minnesota SimSmoke Model joins the scientific evidence that proves tobacco policies help adults quit smoking and discourages kids from starting. [Click Here To View The Research Findings] Economic Costs Annually, smoking costs Minnesota… Read more »

The five pillars of resilience

Resilience is made up of five pillars: self awareness, mindfulness, self care, positive relationships & purpose. By strengthening these pillars, we in turn, become more resilient. Instead of experiencing an overwhelming downwards spiral when we encounter stress in our lives, these five pillars work together to lift us up out of the chaos we are… Read more »

What is resilience?

Good question! Resilience is our ability to bounce back from the stresses of life. It’s not about avoiding the stress, but learning to thrive within the stress. Our productivity over the past 20 years has soared, and with this increase in productivity has come an increase in our stress levels. We may sacrifice accuracy and… Read more »