Entries Tagged ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’

How California Plans to Help Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury

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 […]

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“Megan Leavey”- A Tale of Two Heroes

Debbie Gregory. A new film starring Kate Mara is sure to bring military supporters and animals lovers to local movie theaters. Megan Leavey is the true story of Marine Megan Leavey and her four-legged German Shepherd, a bomb-sniffing canine named Rex. Leavey, a former standout softball player during high school, tried college for a brief […]

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Wearable Technology May Determine Severity of TBIs

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 […]

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DOD Ends Battlefield Blast Gauge Program

By Debbie Gregory. The Pentagon’s blast gauge program has been put on hold. Thousands of combat troops in Afghanistan were outfitted with monitoring gauges that were meant to show whether service members had been close enough to an explosion to have sustained a concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury. One of the major problems was […]

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BrainScope’s Diagnostic Device for TBI/Concussion Cleared by FDA

By Debbie Gregory. BrainScope, a Maryland-based biotech firm is working on an easier way to diagnose concussions. The medical neuro-technology company  has developed a medical device to aid in the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its milder forms (concussion) at the initial point of care. The handheld, wearable Ahead 300 device uses electrodes […]

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