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Free Continuing Education Credit

WETA (the public television/radio station of Washington D.C.) and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center have partnered to create a great website on brain injury,www.Brainline.org.

Brainline.org is now offering a free continuing education (CE) course called Identifying and Treating Concussion/mTBI in Service Members and Veterans.  The course offers free CE credits for members of the American Medical Association and American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Below is the link to the course:

http://www.brainlinemilitary.org/concussion_course/introduction.php

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org 

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

There is an increasing awareness that mild traumatic brain injuries can lead to permanent deficits in functioning.  This is especially true if a person had multiple mild traumatic brain injuries such as one would receive getting repeatedly tackled in football or by experiencing many explosions in war.

One of my favorite articles that explains the first-hand experience of mild traumatic brain injury is a Sports Illustrated feature on Harry Carson.  Harry Carson was a Hall of Fame linebacker with the New York Giants and captained the Giants to victory in Superbowl XXI.  He is also a spokesman for the Brain Injury Association of America.  In the article, he describes the symptoms of his brain injury (the article calls his brain injury “post concussion syndrome”).  He talks about his fears and frustrations, along with the life changes he needed to make due to his injury.  Although this article is almost 15 years old, it remains a great introduction to long-term mild traumatic brain injury deficits.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1013015/index.htm

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org