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More help for TBI, psychological health on way

Post by Scott Fontaine on March 31, 2010 at 6:50 am with No Comments »
March 31, 2010 6:50 am

The Army will soon activate a program at Madigan Army Medical Center that will develop, research and use technology solutions for psychological health and traumatic brain injuries for service members wounded in combat.

The National Center for Telehealth and Technology will be officially activated next month. It “seeks to identify, treat, and minimize or eliminate the short and long-term adverse effects of TBI and other mental health conditions associated with military service,” according to its Web site.

The center, which will employ eight active-duty soldiers and 67 civilians, will running by next month.

Its roots came from recommendations in the President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors, established in 2007 to examine the effectiveness of programs designed to help wounded combat veterans transition either back to military service or civilian life.

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