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By On March 21st, 2019

Concussions may leave military members at increased risk for physical injury

New research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests that concussions in veterans can cause neuromuscular changes which could leave military personnel at risk for physical injuries after a brain injury. “Similar to findings of research in athletes, neuromuscular differences are detectable in military personnel following concussion compared to those with no concussion history,” Shawn R.…

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By On May 17th, 2017

TBI, PTSD, and other mental health issues are common among discharged service members

More than half of all service members discharged from the military for misconduct also had an existing brain injury or mental health condition, according to a new report from the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). This is particularly concerning because a misconduct discharge can make former service members potentially ineligible to receive health benefits from…

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By On March 10th, 2015

PTSD Symptoms Immediately After Blast-Related TBI Predict Long-Term Disability

Early symptoms related to post-traumatic stress such as anxiety, emotional numbness, irritability, and flashbacks are the strongest predictors of later disability for military members effected by blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries according to a new report published in the journal Brain. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis did not expect…

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By On January 26th, 2015

US Military Announces New Guidelines for Brain Injury Treatment

Earlier this month, the military announced it would be updating its protocol for treating and returning soldiers to active duty following traumatic brain injuries. Under the new regulations, individuals must complete a six-step process of progressing levels of activity before being returned to action. The new rules,published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, were…

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