Monthly Archives: January 2009

Army sees sharp rise in suicide rate

According to the Los Angeles Times, military officials have reported that this past year (2008), the suicide rate among Army soldiers reached its highest level in thirty years. The news came in a report that pointed to the inadequacy of … Continue reading

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Blast overpressure is generated from the firing of weapons and may cause brain injury

InteBIC has a post on how Blast overpressure is generated from the firing of weapons and may cause brain injury. Text from a press release from University of Gothenburg in Sweden, which publicized the findings is below: The brain may be … Continue reading

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An Army of Lost Souls

Great post over here — http://uoflama.blogspot.com/2009/01/army-of-lost-souls.html talking about Veterans’ issues, specifically PTSD. It’s incredibly troubling to me, that so many veterans are lost between the cracks, and that so many are returning from the wars we have going on in … Continue reading

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More attention for the invisible disability – TBI

Over at New York Brain Injury Lawyers, there’s a great post, Brain Injury The Invisible Disability I’ve copied and pasted a fair amount of the post here (their content is indented), and I’m going to add my editorial commentary to … Continue reading

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A Perilous Relief – Risks I Took that I Barely Escaped

I believe that smart risk-taking should be a learned skill. Danger-seeking may come naturally, early on in life, but it needs to be properly learned, in order to be survivable. History is full of examples of people who either could … Continue reading

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Throwing nuts at the cheetah

I had a really troubling dream just before I woke up this morning. I was walking through the woods with two friends of mine. It was almost like a jungle or rain forest – the air was very humid and … Continue reading

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Post-TBI Job Strategies for the New Year

I’ve been thinking a lot about my job strategies for the coming year. Even though it’s been some years since my latest head injury, I still have yet to fully adjust my career approach to this reality. But since getting … Continue reading

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Temper Guidelines Post TBI

One of the biggest problems I’ve had, related to my TBIs, has been my temper. I can’t tell you how many times it’s gotten away from me and really made life difficult for people around me, and — as a … Continue reading

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At last, an MRI…

Good news on the neurologist front… finally! I had an initial visit with a new neuro who will actually listen to me. I guess three’s the charm. The first two I went to, seemed to have a lot invested in … Continue reading

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Help for a teen-age girl who had a brain injury

I recently received this comment from someone looking to help the daughter of someone they work with. I was wondering if you could give me some advise a woman I work with has a 13 year old daughter who was … Continue reading

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