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Posts Tagged ‘Military Brain Injuries’

By On June 10th, 2016

Blast wave exposure in combat linked to PTSD

A  study published on Thursday in The Lancet Neurology has linked tissue damage to blast injuries, further connecting PTSD to changes in the brain and not solely a psychological response to exposure to battle. Of the 2.5 million United States service members who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, a 2008 study by the RAND…

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By On May 2nd, 2012

Another Football Death via Suicide, Possible TBI

  Junior Seau’s suicide via a gunshot to his chest mirrors Dave Duerson’s death. Was Junior preserving his brain for study to determine if he had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)? Has another great professional athlete experienced a sports related brain injury to add his name to the list of others :     NFL/Football John…

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By On November 29th, 2011

Protecting Our Soldiers from Brain Injury: A Flawed Plan

  An investigation by ProPublica and National Public Radio (NPR) has revealed that the military program to test soldiers’ brain function before and after deployment may be inadequate. Through a rushed effort by lawmakers to respond to Traumatic Brain Injury as “the signature wound” of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars the Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metric or…

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