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Living with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Invisible Wounds

Invisible Wounds
October 19, 2016
Thousands of combat veterans suffered traumatic brain injuries that were never documented. Then two doctoral students unearthed the evidence.

'What Did You Say?' Hearing Loss and Brain Injuries

'What Did You Say?' Hearing Loss and Brain Injuries
October 4, 2016
It’s no surprise that some symptoms of brain injury include headaches and memory problems. But hearing loss may also accompany a TBI, either because the injury damages the ear or because there is damage to the part of the brain that processes sound.

Military Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review

Military Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review
June 21, 2016
Military mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) differs from civilian injury in important ways.

Addressing Family Needs After TBI

Addressing Family Needs After TBI
June 1, 2016
Everyone in the family is affected by a brain injury. Your role within the family has changed and the role of your family member with TBI may also have changed. Here are some tips and strategies to assist families during this time of transition.

Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others

Taking Care of Yourself While Caring for Others
June 1, 2016
Coping techniques for caregivers and families who are trying to manage stress, anxiety or sadness, while caring for an injured service member/veteran. Experts provide advice on relaxation and self-care.

Life With Jack: Who is a Hero?

Life With Jack: Who is a Hero?
January 29, 2016
These men are heroes not just for what they survived. They are heroes for living through fifty years of civilians who don’t understand them and loved ones who walk away in tears from actions and responses that, to these men, seem completely normal.

Life With Jack: What Does It Mean To Be a Warrior?

Life With Jack: What Does It Mean To Be a Warrior?
January 28, 2016
I, personally, never use the word warrior for anyone but a combat veteran. But I do not call them warriors because of what they did during war. I call them warriors because of what they do every single day since returning from war. 

Life with Jack: How Was Your Day?

Life with Jack: How Was Your Day?
January 28, 2016
About a week into one-sided conversations, I began to get a little pissy. Yes, pissy is a word, ask the wife of any combat veteran. So I came up with three options for how to deal with this.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Brian O'Rourke: Strengthening Family Relationships After a TBI

Senior Chief Petty Officer Brian O'Rourke: Strengthening Family Relationships After a TBI
January 26, 2016
Retired Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Brian O’Rourke's multiple brain injuries affected his relationships with his family for years. He denied it for a while, but his family encouraged him to seek help.

Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries

Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries
December 16, 2015
Many military personnel who experience blast-related traumatic brain injury (MTBI) have lasting brain damage as seen by MRI, according to a study published in Radiology.

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Adam at Ease

A video blog by Veteran Adam Anicich

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now

BrainLine Military Blogger Adam Anicich Says Thank You and Goodbye for Now
Adam thanks you — his blog viewers and supporters — and encourages you to continue the discussion and awareness raising about TBI and PTSD; the battle does not stop here.

At College, Move Beyond the Stigma of Asking for Help After a Brain Injury

At College, Move Beyond the Stigma of Asking for Help After a Brain Injury
If extra time on a test or memory aids can make life easier during college, why not use them? Adam talks about moving past the "stigma" of using disability services and getting the help you need to succeed in college.

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