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By On September 5th, 2013

A Brain Injury Case Manager Reflects: A personal journey becomes career focus

Six months ago I joined the staff of Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a Case Manager to the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute (NRI). Here, my experience in working with Traumatic Brain Injury, Dual Diagnosis mental health counseling and case managing disabled veterans is being utilized for assessment and outreach to patients referred to the hospital…

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By On April 24th, 2013

TBI Related Hormone Deficiency Mimics PTSD

Close to one fifth of the soldiers returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq are diagnosed with blast concussions, but many of these may actually have a rare hormone deficiency so uncommon that even military doctors don’t check for it. According to a recent study by researchers at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System and…

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By On March 27th, 2013

DoD Emphasizes Multidisciplinary Treatment For TBI

There may be some relief for service members who have been through ineffective treatment for traumatic brain injury and other psychological ills. The Department of Defense their four-week intensive treatment program at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence helps treat military personnel on an individual basis. Veterans hoping to take part in the program must have a case of…

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By On March 8th, 2013

Congress Believes TBI Could Be Causing Veteran Suicides

Brain injury and PTSD are not new issues for the United States military, but they are becoming worse as more and more soldiers return home with serious conditions, and more research shows us the extent TBI and PTSD can affect a person, even years after the initial injury. So far, over 200,000 U.S. troops have…

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By On February 18th, 2013

Former Hockey Player Uses Charity To Offer Soldiers Support

It seems that three groups of people know brain injury better than anyone else at this point; athletes, soldiers, and scientists deal with it in some form almost every day. Scott Parker, former player for the Colorado Avalanche, Scott Parker, probably caused a few throughout his career, but he also suffered some himself. But, Parker…

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By On February 7th, 2013

Scientists Look For Physical Proof of “Invisible Injuries”

Two injuries are associated with veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan than any others. According to the New York Times, roughly a half a million veterans have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are likely many injured soldiers that have been missed. Both of these injuries are diagnosed…

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By On January 22nd, 2013

DoD Speaks On PTSD And TBI Treatment Plan

The Defense Department seems to be doubling down on making sure veterans and soldiers returning home are getting the mental health care they need. On January 15th, a top DoD health official told a Pentagon task force that determining the impact of mental health programs across the military will be a major project for the…

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By On January 18th, 2013

One Veteran’s Story Of Misdiagnosis and TBI

Traumatic brain injury is sometimes referred to as a “silent” condition, because of its lack of visible symptoms. The hard to pin down nature of the condition makes doctors often overlook the condition in favor of another diagnosis, especially with veterans. According to Brett Nuckles at ThisWeek Community News, Curtis Armstrong was stationed in Iraq,…

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By On December 13th, 2012

Oxygen Treatment Gives Veteran Hope For Healing

One Persian Gulf War veteran is undergoing an experimental treatment for the nearly 20 year old issues he has from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and so far the results are astounding. For an hour every day, for at least 40 days, Jeff Brennan, a former Marine sergeant, sits in…

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