Helius Medical Technologies, Brain Injury Association of America,
Former NFL Player Marvin Washington and Montel Williams Raise Awareness
for Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion
NEWTOWN, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Helius Medical Technologies (TSX:HSM, OTCQB:HSDT) (“Helius” or the
“Company”) in partnership with the Brain Injury Association of
America, has launched “Tackling
TBI,” a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) featuring
patient and veteran advocate Montel Williams and former NFL player
Marvin Washington. The PSA is designed to raise awareness of Traumatic
Brain Injury (TBI) and concussions as growing health issues and to
provide patients with education, resources and encouragement to
participate in clinical trials to support development of new therapies.
Information on a Helius sponsored clinical trial for TBI can be found at www.braininjurytrial.com.
“Currently more than 5.3 million Americans in the U.S. live with a
lifelong disability as a result of a TBI and there are 1.7 million new
cases each year,” said Montel Williams. “Our goal is to ensure that the
public at large understands the problem and that patients and caregivers
understand where to go for resources that can help.”
The PSA featuring Williams and Washington reminds viewers that a TBI can
range from subtle to severe, symptoms can take years to progress and
that it’s important to speak with a doctor or healthcare professional if
they think they’ve had a brain injury. To view the PSA, visit www.tacklingtbi.com.
“We are proud to partner on the launch of this PSA initiative to raise
awareness and understanding of brain injury,” said Susan Connors,
president and chief executive officer of the Brain Injury Association of
America (BIAA). “A diagnosis of TBI can be the start of a misdiagnosed
and misunderstood neurological disease. We need to continue to provide
help, hope and healing for the millions of Americans who sustain this
life-altering, sometimes devastating, injury.”
A TBI is an injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain and
can be caused by a host of things such as sports, car accidents,
military service, trips, slips or falls. For many people, TBI causes
fatigue, headaches, and difficulty with balance or motor skills, slurred
speech, or seizures.
About the Brain Injury Association of American (BIAA)
The Brain Injury Association of America is the country’s oldest and
largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization. Our mission is to
advance awareness, research, treatment, and education and to improve the
quality of life for all people affected by brain injury. BIAA is
dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising
awareness and understanding of brain injury. Further resources and
information related to brain injury are available at http://www.BIAUSA.org,
BIAA on Facebook and Twitter Page and through the National Brain Injury
Information Center (NBIIC) at 1-800-444-6443.
About Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.
Helius Medical Technologies is a medical technology company focused on
neurological wellness. Helius seeks to develop, license and acquire
unique and non-invasive platform technologies that amplify the brain’s
ability to heal itself. For more information, please visit www.heliusmedical.com.
To download the “Tackling TBI” PSA and for media resources visit: www.tacklingtbi.com.
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