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Brain Injuries And The Military

The tragic reports of the recent military-related massacre in Afghanistan have speculated a traumatic brain injury was a major cause.

Regardless of what really happened, today’s TIME magazine article on traumatic brain injury and the military was a fascinating read.

Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, has called Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) “the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Though no clear statistics exist for TBI, it is estimated that there are between 115,000 and 400,000 veterans who now suffer from at least mild versions of it.

Surely hundreds, if not thousands, of those brain injury veterans live in Tampa, Clearwater, New Port Richey and beyond. Our thoughts go out to them.

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