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Traumatic Brain Injury

War Vets, Researchers Seek Head Injury Answers

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Jan 31, 2014

ST. LOUIS -- For hours on route clearance missions in southern Afghanistan, Sgt. Michael Ritchey crammed his short body into a Husky, a single-seat vehicle that loosely resembles an armored road-grader. His job was to use ground penetrating radar to detect pressure-plate bombs hidden under endless stretches of rough gravel and dirt roadways. A... more

TBI Linked to Increased Risk of Early Death

Stars and Stripes | Jan 16, 2014

People who survive six months or longer after suffering traumatic brain injuries continue to remain at risk for premature death long after their injury, according to a study published Wednesday by the American Medical Association. The study, led by Dr. Seena Fazel at the University of Oxford in England, used data from Sweden going back to 1954.... more

NFL Research Yields Possible TBI Breakthrough | Feb 27, 2013

Football season is over but Pentagon researchers are still watching the NFL, not for sport but for science. The NFL is very active in one of the same research areas as the Defense Department -- brain injuries. A report in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry highlighted research on five retired NFL players that may have uncovered a way ... more

TBI Drops in Afghanistan, Doctors Look for Cause

Military researchers are learning more about traumatic brain injury. | Dec 19, 2012

U.S. forces in Afghanistan have suffered fewer traumatic brain injuries in Afghanistan in 2012 than in 2011. Records show that traumatic brain injuries among troops in Afghanistan have dropped from 645 per month in 2011 to 373 per month through the first 10 months of this year, according to the Armed Force Health Surveillance Center in Washingto... more

Plans to Build Specialized TBI Centers Underway

Intrepid Center | Oct 31, 2012

Marine Maj. Steve Taylor, who had unknowingly suffered a concussion in Afghanistan after a roadside explosion, was at a takeout pizza dinner with his family at Camp Lejeune, N.C. There was some teasing over the toppings, which caused Taylor to fly into a rage. “I realized -- what the hell am I doing, flipping out over toppings,” he said. “That’... more

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