Tag Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

Military Records Will Now Show Service Member’s Blast Exposure

U.S military medical records will now document service member’s blast exposures in an attempt to aid and inform future medical treatments and VA benefits eligibility. According to an article published by Connecting Vets, “Troops are often exposed to explosions and the concussive wave that they produce. This can include soldiers who work around artillery, infantrymen…

Study finds veterans with TBI have higher suicide risk

A new study found that the risk of suicide among U.S. military veterans who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more than double that of other veterans. Researchers looked at a database in excess of 1.4 million vets who received treatment from the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) during a ten year period….

Professionals qualified to diagnose TBI expected to expand

According to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expected to expand the requirement in the disability compensation process regarding who can diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) to include any health care professional with sufficient brain injury training and experience. According to…