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Scientists from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center received a one-year, $20,000 grant from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) to study the capacity of stem cells derived from bone marrow to assist in the healing of traumatic brain injury.
At last year’s National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic (NVSSC) in San Diego, Steven Bradford faced his fiercest competitor.
Four Department of Veterans Affairs researchers were among the 96 recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) honored at a ceremony held last month. The PECASE is the highest honor conferred by the U.S. government on federal researchers in the early stages of their careers.
VA has launched a comprehensive program to identify, screen and treat all Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI), and to ensure that they receive patient-centered, integrated care and benefits.
If so, VA Research would like to invite you to register and attend our national forum event on Thursday, April 26 in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is, Caring for Veterans through Discovery and Collaboration.
Five years after suffering a traumatic brain injury in combat, Chris Carver is among a growing legion of veterans from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan who have discovered the healing power of helping other wounded warriors on their road to recovery.
The Department of Defense and VA are using their partnered programs to identify and treat traumatic brain injury.
Iraq War Veteran Amber Stone, a native of Claremore, Okla., has always loved to write – from short stories to poems to journal entries and internet blogs.
VA recently launched a campaign to increase awareness about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the services provided to Veterans and service members recovering from TBI and co-occurring complex injuries.
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.
Both survived an IED blast, three years apart, and struggle with aftermath MOORPARK, Calif. — The crisply ironed uniforms of the father and son hang...
If Giffords does end up receiving it, she’ll be getting a treatment that many troops don’t. As we’ve reported , the Pentagon’s health program, Tricare, has refused to cover  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.
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...
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...
Senior Defense Department officials have stressed repeatedly in public they are doing everything they can to provide the best care possible to U.S. troops injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. But that might not be the case for the tens of thousands of troops who have experienced some form of brain injury.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI): JUST THE FACTS By Carol Ware Duff MSN, BA, RN Injuries to the brain may be more common than you know. With exposure...