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) – November 10, 2016 – 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.
To download the “Tackling TBI” PSA and for media resources visit: www.tacklingtbi.com.
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.
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