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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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Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course Trains Sailors to Provide Life-Saving Medical Care on the Battlefield

U.S. Navy photos by Jacob Sippel, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs The Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course provides Sailors and Marines with knowledge and skills to provide medical care in a combat environment. Casualty care on the battlefield must be the best possible combination of good small-unit tactics and good medicine. This includes the initial, pre-hospital care for brain …

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Increasing Public Knowledge about Brain Injuries

  By Cmdr. Randy Reese, head of Navy Medicine’s traumatic brain injury programs Editor’s note: Throughout March 2016, Navy Medicine is focused on brain injury awareness. To begin the conversation, we asked Cmdr. Randy Reese, head of Navy Medicine’s traumatic brain injury programs, to discuss how Navy Medicine helps patients recover from traumatic and mild brain injury. Reese is refining …

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The Brain and Concussion: Protect Your Strongest Weapon

By Capt. Jack Tsao, director, traumatic brain injury programs, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and therefore an opportunity to discuss the current state of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the Navy. Let’s start with some TBI basics! Where do you think most Sailors and Marines sustain TBIs? If you guessed that the vast majority …

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