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Sunday, June 20, 2010
Traumatic Brain Injuries
NPR and ProPublica have produced a series on returning military personnel suffering from traumatic brain injuries. Sadly, these troopers often haven't been getting proper help, and these sort of injuries can become debilitating. While the military's medical system does a good job overall, hearing about TBI and PTSD not being treated adequately - if at all – is maddening. If the actual military budget amounts to close to one trillion dollars per year, there's no reason why troopers can't get decent pay and excellent medical care, especially when they received these injuries in combat.
Here's Part One and Part Two. Check out the "related links" for more. Meanwhile, Blue Girl and the rest of the crew at They Gave Us a Republic have been following stories on TBI, PTSD and veteran treatment diligently.