• Service dog Dante part of Veterans’ brain injury therapy

    Facility dog Dante used in therapy to improve patients’ gait, balance, range of motion, strength, coordination, cognition and participation.

  • Veterans share their stories on a VA podcast that emphasizes the importance of research

    While on deployment, Marino became confused, forgetful, angry, and depressed, and he struggled to perform his regular duties. “The depression took me to a very, very dark place, and I was quite ready to take my own life,” he said.

  • Virtual care opens doors to more TBI treatment options for Veterans

    Virtual care means Veterans with TBI have access to specialized polytrauma and TBI clinical services no matter where they live.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Polytrauma helps Veterans survive multiple traumas and injuries

    Hear from Veterans who have survived multiple serious injuries and how VA is helping them in the Polytrauma program.

  • Teasing out the effects of blast exposure on mental health

    Dr. Sarah Martindale, a research scientist at the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, and a member of VA’s Mid-Atlantic MIRECC (Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center), led the study. Dr. Jared Rowland, Dr. Anna Ord, and Lakeysha Rule, all of whom are also affiliated with the Salisbury VA and the Mid-Atlantic MIRECC, co-authored the paper.

  • Air Force Veteran a leader in VA research on traumatic brain injury

    I have had a series of mentors over the years. Air Force Brigadier General Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the first pilot to fly faster than the speed of sound, took me on my first flight in an F100F fighter in 1958. Air Force Colonel Henry Godman, a pilot in the first full squadron to fly the B-17 Flying Fortress during World War II and later the head of Strategic Air Command, taught me to fly a propeller AC.

  • VA to lead new national initiative to improve effectiveness of pre-clinical brain research

    The initiative is called the Interagency Resource Coordinating Center for Preclinical TBI Research (IRCC). It will focus on making the most of federal investments in pre-clinical TBI, with scientists working together to identify the preclinical models that best represent TBI in humans and sharing data in more uniform ways.

  • Researchers home in on biochemical link between brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease

    Importantly, the investigators went on to identify two FDA-approved medications that could obstruct the dangerous process. They say these drugs could suggest new directions in TBI and Alzheimer’s research and treatment.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Army Reserve Veteran Josh

    After multiple traumatic brain injuries in Iraq, Josh returned to the states and found everyday life a challenge. He came to VA for help.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Army Veteran Adam

    A chemical exposure damaged Adam’s health and changed his life. Adam credits his entire VA team for pulling him out of a deep dark hole.

  • Provider webinar: Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis and Management

    This webinar will discuss the unique aspects of Veterans with TBI and enhance provider’s ability to develop an effective treatment plan.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Jason

    When Army Veteran Jason came to VA for help recovering from an IED injury, he didn’t realize he would find a purpose in life.

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