Wipe Out

Wipe Out

The Silent Epidemic of Brain Injury

Streaming Video - 2010
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From the cold-blooded standpoint of statistics, one might expect the leading health threat for men under 35 to be alcohol, drug abuse, or gang violence. Instead, it is head trauma - often brought about by addictive physical risk-taking. This program tells the story of three young men living with permanent brain damage from injuries suffered in extreme sports. Chris Dufficy, a professional snowboarder, struggles with ongoing memory problems. Jon Gocer planned to follow in Chris's tracks until a skateboard wipe-out erased much of his memory. And Chris Tutin's dreams are a shadow of what they used to be - his cerebellum was crushed in a dirt-bike accident. Together, these case studies offer valuable insight into what many doctors call an invisible epidemic.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c2008
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (50 min.) :,sd., col., digital file +,instructional materials (online)
Alternative Title: Silent Epidemic of Brain Injury

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