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

1/18/08

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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