If you have been in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq,
you know it's your buddies, the people in your unit who get you through.
I learned that pretty fast when our armored vehicle hit an IED
and I was thrown head first against a metal pole.
I went from being a doctor in a shock/trauma platoon
to a patient with traumatic brain injury, or TBI.
I got through those days of headaches and dizziness with help from the people around me—
the corpsmen, the nurses and the Marines.
There's a team of people waiting to help you
at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center or DVBIC.
DVBIC's network provides healthcare and education for service members and veterans with TBI.
DVBIC also supports healthcare providers in the field and at home
with clinical tools, resources, and research.
If you're a service member or a veteran who's had a brain injury
in a blast, a car crash, or even a fall, get yourself checked out.
Recovery can be challenging, but with help and support, you can improve.
The good news is that we're learning more about TBI all the time
and most patients get better. I know because it happened to me.
To learn more about TBI and concussion and find out how to get help near you,
go to DVBIC.org.
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Dirigida los miembros del servicio militar, los veteranos, las familias y los proveedores, este anuncio de servicio público de DVBIC presenta al Commander Hancock, MD, quien comparte su punto de vista en su calidad de médico de pelotón de choque traumático y persona que sufrió una lesión cerebral.
Vea este anucio en inglés.