Vets with TBI at Increased Risk for Dementia By Debbie Gregory. After reviewing the medical records of more than 350,000 servicemembers who served during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, researchers have found a link between those who experienced at least one mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the development of dementia. The study, […]
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By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new online wizard that will assist veterans who are seeking to upgrade their military discharges. By going to the VA’s Vets.gov benefits website, participants go through a series of questions that guides them, step by step, through the upgrade process based on their […]
By Debbie Gregory. Hundreds of thousands of military personnel have been diagnosed with some level of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the past decade, many as a result of combat injury. TBI can have long-term and often times severe effects on service members’ lives, affecting their ability to work, interact with others, manage basic living […]
By Debbie Gregory. Modern body armor better protects warfighters against shrapnel from explosive blasts. However, they still face a hidden threat — the resulting blast pressure and shock wave which could cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). Navy researchers are developing a wearable system that could help determine the severity of a brain injury, often called […]
By Debbie Gregory. Military veteran advocates are urging President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump to join forces and pardon tens of thousands of post-9/11 service members whose “bad paper” or “general” discharges were based on infractions related to mental health issues. John Rowan, the national president of the Vietnam Veterans of America says such […]
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