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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is one of the invisible wounds of war and one of the signature injuries of troops wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq. This special report highlights the Defense Department's efforts to care for wounded warriors suffering from this condition while promoting research to improve diagnosis and treatment.

TBI - By the Numbers

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TBI - Worldwide Totals Q1-Q3 2014

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New Tool Helps Intrepid Center Collect Electronic TBI Data

The National Intrepid Center of Excellence received special recognition from Government Computer News for successful innovation of a continuity management tool that enables clinicians to electronically collect thousands of data points per patient, electronically, and that also pulls additional sets of information to form a robust repository of TBI-related health data. Story

DARPA Developing Implants to Help With TBI Memory Loss

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working to develop wireless, implantable brain prostheses for service members and veterans who suffer memory loss from traumatic brain injury. Story

President Announces Concussion Prevention Partnership

At a White House Summit on youth sports safety and concussions, President Barack Obama announced that the Defense Department is partnering with the NCAA in an effort to better prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries. Story

Army Surgeon General: Brain Health 'New Frontier'

Brain health is the "new frontier" in science said Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho as she kicked off a two-day consortium on the topic. Story

Back-to-School Guide Aids Service Members, Veterans With Brain Injuries

Reading, writing and arithmetic might be easier for some people than others, but for service members and veterans with traumatic brain injuries, returning to school can be challenging. Story

New Clinical Recommendations Released for TBI Injuries

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center has released new recommendations to help service members who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. Story

Dempsey Praises Veterans' Rehabilitation Program

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff praised the members the Veterans Treatment Court Convention for helping veterans, especially a generation of service members that has lived through 12 years of repeated deployments into intense combat. Story

New Book Provides Resilience, Mental Health Resources

The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences here has published a new book titled, "Disaster, Disease and Distress: Resources to Promote Psychological Health and Resilience in Military and Civilian Communities." Story

National Plan Supports Veterans' Mental Health, Brain Injury Care

Experts from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs gathered here yesterday to discuss the future of veterans' mental health and traumatic brain injury research efforts at the Military Health System Research Symposium. Story

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month: Change Your Mind About Brain Injury.

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