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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 February 7th, 2013

Scans Show Soldiers With TBI Have High Rate of Complication

It appears that U.S. military members who have endured a traumatic brain injury are likely to have complications such as narrowed blood vessels and increased pressure in the brain. This information was presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference by Alexander Razumovsky, PhD, director of Sentient NeuroCare Services, according to a press release.…

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By On December 18th, 2012

Pentagon Says Military TBI Is Down 42 Percent

The latest traumatic brain injury news from the Pentagon is surprisingly good, as they report that incidences of TBI among U.S. troops are down 42 percent. That is a drop from 644.6 per month in 2011 to 372.8 for 2012. Time doesn’t know what is necessarily the cause of the drop, be it better armor, smaller numbers…

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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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By On October 11th, 2012

D.O.D. Investing $100 Million Towards Trauma Research

The Department of Veteran Affairs and the Department of Defense are hoping to revolutionize the way Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are diagnosed and treated. Michael Schindler from Seattle Pi reported the departments are investing more than $100 million in research. This comes after some recent drama within the army where…

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By On April 27th, 2012

Combat Stress: Old Wine in New Bottles

In 1945 the director, John Huston made the documentary film “Let There Be Light” which recognized the combat stress reaction that we now know as PTSD. Huston’s documentary follows soldiers home from the battlefield into a military treatment program. The Army stopped the release of the film for 35 years and it wasn’t until 1981…

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