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Our History

Military medicine has a long and celebrated history. We apply lessons from our past to improve the care of military personnel and their families today and in the future. New surgical techniques, powerful painkillers, antibiotic drugs, and triage and evacuation procedures have revolutionized military medicine.

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Infographic

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2/7/2023
Brain Injury Awareness Month: Infographic

Even a mild traumatic brain injury can impact mission readiness and the ability to deploy. #BeABrainWarrior by understanding the signs and symptoms of TBI and knowing when to seek care. TBI is treatable & recovery is possible. https://health.mil/BIAM #BIAMonth

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Optimize

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2/7/2023
Brain Injury Awareness Month: Optimize

#BeABrainWarrior by optimizing your #TBI recovery journey and safely return to duty. Learn how you can #ProtectTreatOptimize your brain health. https://health.mil/BIAM #BIAMonth

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Fact 2

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2/7/2023
Brain Injury Awareness Month: Fact 2

#DYK? Most #TBI happen in garrison, not on the battlefield. Find fact sheets to help you becomes a #BeABrainWarrior and protect your head anytime, anywhere. https://health.mil/BIAM. #BIAMonth #ProtectTreatOptimize

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Protect

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2/7/2023
Brain Injury Awareness Month: Protect

#BeABrainWarrior = protect your head. Learn how to #ProtectTreatOptimize your brain health. https://health.mil/BIAM #BIAMonth #TBI

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Treat

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2/7/2023
Brain Injury Awareness Month: Treat

#BeABrainWarrior – learn to recognize #TBI symptoms and don’t delay treatment. Find resources to #ProtectTreatOptimize your brain health. https://health.mil/BIAM #BIAMonth

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Fact 1

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2/7/2023
Brain Injury Awareness Month: Fact 1

Do you or a loved one have a #TBI? You aren’t alone. Service members have reported more than 460,000 TBIs since 2000. Find tools to protect yourself from further injury, talk to your provider about your treatment, and optimize your recovery. Learn more: https://health.mil/BIAM. #BIAMonth #ProtectTreatOptimize #BeABrainWarrior

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Brain Injury Awareness Month: Main Graphic

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2/7/2023
Brain Injury Awareness Month: Main Graphic

Are you ready to #BeABrainWarrior? Learn how to protect, treat, and optimize brain health during Brain Injury Awareness Month. Visit https://health.mil/BIAM. #BIAMonth #TBI #ProtectTreatOptimize

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UF BAP Meeting Minutes Jan 4 2023 for the Nov 2022 DOD PT Committee Meeting

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2/7/2023

Ukraine: Wartime TBI Exposure and Lessons Learned

Calendar Event
2/6/2023

Medical providers from the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Defense Health Agency will discuss TBI care amidst the war in Ukraine.

TBICoE Quarterly Education Series: TBI Across the Lifespan

Calendar Event
2/6/2023

Brain injury is not exclusive to military service members. Please join TBICoE to explore clinical best practices for prevention, assessment, and treatment of mild TBI, also known as concussion, for military dependents. This event will cover pediatric treatments ages 0-12 and adolescent to adult treatment ages 12 and up. Please join TBICoE for the next Quarterly Education Series, Feb.16, 2023!

Application of the Acute Concussion Care Pathway

Calendar Event
2/6/2023

The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence kicks off its Brain Injury Awareness Month Education Series with a virtual overview of the DHA Acute Concussion Care Pathway, highlighting acute concussion assessment and care.

Acute Concussion Care Pathway: MACE 2 &PRA Training (East Coast)

Calendar Event
2/6/2023

The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE) is hosting a combined Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE 2) and Progressive Return to Activity (PRA) clinical recommendation virtual training. Attendees may earn two CEUs through the Defense Health Agency Continuing Education Program Office.

DOD/USU Brain Tissue Repository: On the Front Lines of Investigating Warfighter Brain Health

Calendar Event
2/6/2023

TBICoE hosts Dr. Daniel Perl, a professor of pathology at the Uniformed Services University and a world-renowned brain scientist, for a discussion of the latest research regarding warfighter brain health.

Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence Annual Brain Health Symposium

Calendar Event
2/6/2023

TBICoE subject matter experts discuss recent research in TBI cognitive rehabilitation, blast exposure, and mental health recovery as well as best practices for managing common TBI symptoms.

Armed Services Blood Program Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet
2/6/2023

This fact sheet describes the Armed Services Blood Program, and provides locations of where you can donate blood for the military.

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