Tag: traumatic

Bob Woodruff – Traumatic Brain Injury Special, part 5

Bob Woodruff in this 5th segment takes TBI (traumatic brain injury) one step further.  What about veterans were not shot in the head or didn’t get hit in the head but still have odd mental symptoms?  These are folks who were exposed to a IED but didn’t appear to be injured at the scene but now have memory problems or terrible headache or other neurologic symptoms but their CT scans are normal.

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Bob Woodruff – Traumatic Brain Injury Special, part 4

Bob now really gets in the problems that our Vets are having. He explains about the 4 Poly-Trauma centers which were set up to rehab Vets. 60% of the patients that these facilities are seeing at TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) patients. He interviews Dr. Steven Scott at the Tampa VA rehab center. The tale of Michael Boothby (sp?) is a very sad tale and points out the problems in the system. Again, this is a case report but a powerful one. Why would this Vet be assigned to a Dallas VA? He is an hour from San Antonio which has its

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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