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Entries Tagged ‘Traumatic Brain Injury’

Former Forest Ranger Ordered to Pay Judgement to Disabled Vet

By Debbie Gregory. U.S. District Judge Judith C. Herrera has ordered a former U.S. Forest Service ranger to pay nearly $600,000 to a disabled Army veteran and another camper for violating their civil rights by using excessive force during their 2014 arrests at the Juan Tomas campground in the mountains east of Albuquerque. Former U.S. […]

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New VA Online Wizard Aims to Upgrade Your Discharge

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 […]

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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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