Tag Archives: concussion

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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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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Brain Injuries are like Snowflakes; Each one Slightly Different

By Cmdr. Paul Sargent, MC, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Concussion Care Clinic Medical Director  After watching American and Coalition forces being outmaneuvered by low-tech, loosely organized fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal presciently observed that “It takes a network to destroy a network.”  He developed and promulgated an understanding that good tools and good information are not enough to …

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Toward a Better Understanding of Brain Injury

By Lt. Cmdr. Peter B. Walker, Naval Medical Research Center For the Neurotrauma Department (NTD) at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring Maryland, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. To do our part NTD (comprised of more than 20 military, government civilian, and contractors) has recently been an active participant at several local and national events that …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Justin Schneider

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (FMF) Justin P. Schneider, Naval Expeditionary Medical Training Institute One of the greatest opportunities I have had in my naval career has been to serve as a hospital corpsman assigned with Marines as a company line corpsman. I am trusted to treat and care for Marines on a daily basis. From a training evolution, to …

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