New Report Focuses on "Army Brain" - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


New Report Focuses on "Army Brain"

According to the Army's Task Force Report, up to one in five soldiers returning from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has a mild brain injury. The report also says that as many as 20 percent of the soldiers have had a concussion but many not even know it. 

Concussion is the most common brain injury and it can happen when a powerful blast shakes the brain inside the skull. Symptoms of concussion include headaches, dizziness, irritability, and sleep disorders. The Army is now screening every returning soldier for a hidden concussion injury.

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