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A Navy Physician’s Perspective on Traumatic Brain Injury Programs [Remarks to Congress]

Capt. Thomas Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Clinic at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, provided the following opening remarks to the House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee during a hearing on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury clinical and research programs, April 27. Chairman Coffman, Ranking Member Speier, distinguished Members of the subcommittee, thank you for providing me …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 1

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s Note: Before 1990 people with disabilities could be discriminated against without legal consequences. That isn’t the case today. Today we honor the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act when our country committed itself to abolishing judgement against people undermined by injury or disease, clearing …

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Tobacco Addiction Hits Below-the-Belt

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics, which very well might be one reason that those who smoke chose not to read any articles about their habit. Is nicotine addiction really nothing more than an exploding cigar that some willingly smoke? Who does that? How can such a product …

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TBI And The Family

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Living with a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the greatest challenges a military family, or any family, can face. Physical wounds associated with the condition most likely will heal, but the “well” person may be very different. Patients with a mild TBI— …

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I Joined the Navy for Adventure – I got all that and more

By Capt. Tom Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Brain Recovery Center, Camp Lejeune Editor’s Note: We wrap up Brain Injury Awareness Month with a note from the director of the Marine and Sailor Concussion Recovery Center.  A board certified neurologist, Capt. Johnson has deployed to Iraq with the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned to evaluate the care provided to service …

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