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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 January 22nd, 2013

Heightened Levels Of Lipids After Brain Injury Linked With Tay-Sachs

Traumatic brain injury is called the “signature injury” for veterans coming back from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is estimated by the Rand Corporation that 320,000 of the soldiers returning have struggled with significant neurological issues, such as memory loss and anxiety, even though they show no physical signs of brain injury. Now, Chemical…

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By On January 3rd, 2013

Military Chaplain Is Now The One Needing Help Following TBI

Every day soldiers return from their service with traumatic brain injuries that will seriously impact their lives for years, possibly even until they die. Lt. Col Richard Brunk knows all of this well. Now retired from the service, the chaplain had only been in Baghdad two weeks when a rocket destroyed the chapel he was…

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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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By On November 29th, 2012

Army Hospital Tries Treating Brain Injury With Music

Can music help people with brain injury or disease regain cognitive function or motor coordination? Music therapy advocates believe it might, and now Patricia Kime reports they have the opportunity to test it at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesday, Md. The therapy will be offered…

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By On November 5th, 2012

Competitive Research Culture Standing in the Way of Progress

On Monday, October 29th, Peter Chiarelli, a recently retired four-star general and former vice chief of staff for the Army, addressed an auditorium full of researchers and clinicians. He was addressing the second annual Augusta Research Symposium on Advances in Warrior Care, with a focus on research and care for injured troops. He said 60…

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