traumatic brain injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Dementia Risk

Traumatic Brain Injury Increases Dementia Risk

Patients diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) had over twice the risk of developing dementia within seven years after diagnosis compared to those without TBI, in a study of more than 280,000 older veterans conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.

In Houston, Rep. Giffords Could Receive Brain Injury Treatment Thousands of Troops Do Not

If Giffords does end up receiving it, she’ll be getting a treatment that many troops don’t. As we’ve reported [7], the Pentagon’s health program, Tricare, has refused to cover [8] cognitive rehabilitation therapy for the tens of thousands of service members who have suffered brain injuries in the line of duty. Tricare, which provides insurance-style coverage to troops and many veterans, does cover speech and occupational therapy, which are often part of cognitive rehabilitation.

Federal Agencies Share Latest Research

WASHINGTON – Helping severely wounded Veterans and Servicemembers recover and reintegrate into their families and communities was the theme of a joint Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) two-day conference at the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md. “One […]

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News

From the VA: 1.      Baker: VA Can Benefit From “Open Source Community Based Around VistA.” FierceGovernmentIT (10/26, Walker) reports, “Public debate over the electronic road ahead for the Veterans Affairs Department is often informed by a series of high-profile information technology project failures at the department,” whose “Chief Information Officer Roger Baker has told Congress and […]


MEDICAL ADVANCES: UNDERSTANDING TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBIs) By Texas Vet, First Cavalry  Decades ago, I got blown up—literally outside a tin can sh*t and shower hut while guarding one our military’s several DMZs (de-militarized zones)—Wild West-like territories separating two or more or warring factions. I suffered first, second and third degree burns along with head […]

House Committee Investigates How to Connect Injured Veterans with Innovative Treatment

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 21, 2010, House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bob Filner (D-CA) led a roundtable discussion to review innovative treatment options for veterans injured while serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.  More than 20 participants shared relevant information concerning treatment tools that have been developed or are in development concerning traumatic brain […]

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