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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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By On January 6th, 2015

Research Finds Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Combined With PTSD Linked To Poorer Outcomes

A recent study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma has found military veterans with both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have poorer mental health outcomes than veterans diagnosed with just one of the conditions. However, the study also found that mTBI alone could potentially cause mild ongoing cognitive problems. Previous…

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By On December 22nd, 2014

Retired NFL Players Join Program Designed To Treat Veterans With TBI

A brain injury treatment program originally created to help military veterans with traumatic brain injury is being expanded to include retired professional football players. The Eisenhower Center’s “After the Impact” program is designed to offer intense treatment for soldiers who have experienced concussions, mild traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other related health issues.…

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By On September 15th, 2014

Can A Set of Compounds Prevent Blast-Related Brain Damage?

New research published in the journal Cell Reports claims a new class of compound can protect brain cells from damage caused by blast-related traumatic brain injury. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa, treated mice with compounds from with the same class 24-36 hours after inducing TBI from a blast. According to…

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By On April 25th, 2014

TBI is a Significant Risk Factor for PTSD in Veterans

Many have noted the association between traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans. Now, there are findings that confirm military personnel who suffer TBI during active duty are at a significantly heightened risk of developing PTSD over time. The study, led by researchers from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System…

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By On February 28th, 2014

10 Facts You May Not Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries may be making headlines around the nation, but the public is still woefully under-informed about the reality of brain injuries. The majority of concussion and TBI reporting and education is focused on athletics, even though traumatic brain injuries are known as the “signature injury” for veterans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and…

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