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Story by Lisa Daniel, American Forces Press Service Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps medical specialists and civilian experts are working closely with one another to develop the best traumatic brain injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment practices. “(The Defense …
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By Shannon Carabajal, Army Medicine From www.army.mil FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. Of those, 52,000 people die. TBI …
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By Cheryl Pellerin, AFPS From www.defense.gov WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new concussion care program being fielded by the Marine Corps in Afghanistan is giving psychiatrists, physicians and even chaplains and sergeants a better way to treat those with the No. …
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Sgt. Danny Woodruff, AFN Vicenza Usually people seek treatment for injuries within twenty-four hours.  However, when people get a traumatic brain injury – or TBI – they don’t always know they have a TBI and it often goes untreated.  This …
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Video from AFN Afghanistan In a deployed environment servicemembers are subject to risks such as post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Cases vary in severity but some can be treated in theater allowing servicemembers to return to duty. …
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