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Local engineers mimic annoying birds to prevent concussions

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How can a tiny bird hammer its head into hard surfaces millions of times over its lifetime and be perfectly fine while humans are out of commission after just one little knock to the noggin?

A team of engineers in Whitehall may have found the answer.

The Q Collar aims to prevent concussions by placing pressure on the jugular vein to send more blood to the skull so the brain doesn’t slosh around when impacted, reports The Dispatch.

This technology was inspired by woodpeckers whose bodies do this naturally.

The design of the collar originated at a South Hamilton Road design firm in Whitehall about 10 years ago.

Currently, the Q Collar is sold in Canada as the Bauer NeuroShield but needs approval from the FDA before it can hit shelves in the U.S.

 

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Columbus Marathon Canceled

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The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon has announced the cancelation of its 2020 Marathon. Originally planned for Oct. 18, the marathon is the latest in a string of future events cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Board Chairman Dan Leit stated “The safety of our athletes, volunteers, first responders, team and the entire community is the top priority for our event.” 

The races Director Darris Blackford stated in a press release that “When you think about the best health and safety practices needed to help slow the spread of the virus, holding a major running footrace isn’t the responsible thing to do right now.”

Since its debut in 2012, the race has raised over $10 million for Nationwide Children's Hospitals patients and families. 

There is not yet an announcement on what form of fundraising event will take place instead, and athletes have been sent instructions for how to receive a refund for the event in the meantime. 
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{WATCH} Meditation Monday

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Meditation is continually lauded by doctors, mental health experts, and self-help gurus for the benefits it has on both our physical and mental health. In an effort to offer something restorative, as we navigate these difficult times, (614) is teaming up with meditation experts to bring you moments of rest through all the stress. This week’s meditation is led by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High. An instructor for over 40 years, Marcia is also a Certified Reiki Master Teacher and sits on the community advisory board for The Ohio State University’s Center for Integrated Health and Wellness.

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{Watch} Meditation Monday

Julian Foglietti

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Meditation is continually lauded by doctors, mental health experts, and self-help gurus for the benefits it has on both our physical and mental health. In an effort to offer something restorative, as we navigate these difficult times, (614) is teaming up with meditation experts to bring you moments of rest through all the stress. This week's meditation is led by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High. An instructor for over 40 years, Marcia is also a Certified Reiki Master Teacher and sits on the community advisory board for The Ohio State University's Center for Integrated Health and Wellness.

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