Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)


Mon November 28, 2011
NPR Story

Military's Brain-Testing Program A Debacle

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 2:20 pm

Dr. Alex Dromerick co-directs the Brain Research Center at the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Here he observes Stephen Jones, a policeman who was involved in a motorcycle accident.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

The U.S. military has spent more than $42 million to test every service member's brain to find out who suffered a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But an investigation by NPR and ProPublica has found that military leaders are refusing to carry out the testing program as Congress ordered. Partly as a result, the program that was supposed to fix things has hardly helped any of the troops.

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Mon October 10, 2011

Military Lags on Promising Treatment for Brain-injured Soldiers

Army veteran Margaux Vair, with her husband, Brian Vair, in background.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

Two years after assuring Congress it would immediately begin researching a promising treatment for soldiers with traumatic brain injuries, the military is just getting started.

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Wed December 1, 2010

The Burden of Proof: One Colorado Soldier's Fight for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis...

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on 2010-12-01 on an older version of

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Tue June 22, 2010

Senate Armed Services Committee Gives Critical Eye To TBI Treatment

Editor's Note: This story was published on 2010-06-22 on a previous version of

The US Senate Armed Services Committee took a closer look today at the military's effort to diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injuries among troops and veterans.

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