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Traumatic Brain Injury: The Fight to Recover

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs It happens quickly. In the time it takes to read this sentence, it is over. The lights are off. Recovery begins. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the world became privy to the letters I-E-D. They were common, these Improvised Explosive Devices, and typically debilitating, …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale, LCSW

By Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale Editor’s note: Throughout March, we’re honoring the important contributions of Navy social workers. Our social workers connect Sailors, Marines and their family members with the care and support they need. Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Ragsdale is U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s resident subject matter expert in community systems and psychological trauma. A Licensed …

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Knowing the Signs, Recognizing TBI

By Danielle M. Bolton and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Tyrone Kimbrough, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Public Affairs He used to be a good Marine. He was on point; always ready to go. He was the go-to-man; meritoriously promoted for his stellar performance. That was then. That was before. Now, he forgets simple things. He is late. He forgot to set …

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Preventing TBI for all Ages

By Suzanne G. Martin, Senior Scientist/Clinical Psychologist with Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and it’s a great time for outdoor sports and summer fun. Unfortunately, it is also a time when summer activities can sometimes lead to serious injuries – like a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can be …

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A Long-Term Look at Quality of Life—The Wounded Warrior Recovery Project

Written By: Mike Galarneau , Naval Health Research Center, Director of Operational Readiness At the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, we are always looking for ways to improve the readiness of our military. Part of that mission is learning more about the aftermath of combat-injuries and looking at ways that we can improve recovery and rehabilitation and …

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