Traumatic Brain Injury

Retiring Colonel Working to Address TBI in Service Members, Athletes

The Ahead 200 uses commercial smartphone technology to analyze a patient's brain activity for signs of a traumatic brain injury within 24 hours of the injury.(U.S. Army photo)

Army Col. Dallas Hack landed in Kuwait for a new assignment on Sept. 10, 2001. At the time, he was tasked with leading medical care efforts for the Army's forces in the Middle East, but the assignment for which he prepared was not the assignment he got. The war in the Middle East began after the attacks of Sept. 11, and soldiers came to milita... more

American Legion Sponsors VA Satisfaction Survey

The American Legion is conducting a national online survey of veterans and their families through Aug. 16 to assess quality, timeliness, access and type of care the Department of Veterans Affairs is providing for those coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The 59-question survey at www.surveymonke... more

TBI Resources

TBI Additional Resources Brain Injury Association of America The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) is a nonprofit organization that aims to improve the lives of individuals with brain injury and their circles of support by focusing on prevention, research, education, and advocacy. BIAA encompasses a national network of more than 40 c... more

Traumatic Injury Protection

Servicemembers Group Life Insurance adviser.

Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) provides automatic traumatic injury coverage to all Servicemembers covered under the SGLI program. It provides short-term financial assistance to severely injured Servicemembers and Veterans to assist them in their recovery from traumatic injuries. TSGLI is not only for com... more

Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Military researchers are learning more about traumatic brain injury.

Symptoms of TBI Each of the three forms of Traumatic Brain Injury display different symptoms to be aware of. Mild TBI, otherwise known as concussion, is more difficult to diagnose both in civilian life and on the military battlefield. With mild TBI patients, full recovery can be within minutes to hours; a small percentage have symptoms that ma... more

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