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Military Blast Exposure May Cause Brain to Age Early

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | June 4, 2015 | Disability Compensation

A study published Monday in Brain, A Journal of Neurology, found that “blast exposure may negatively affect brain-aging trajectories at the microstructural tissue level,” even among service members who felt nothing from the blast. It’s especially disturbing the study found signs of brain degeneration and early aging even in veterans who reported they never experienced blast-related symptoms… read more

Shock Waves Cause As Much Damage As Impact Head Injuries

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | August 6, 2014 | Disability Compensation

A recent study has confirmed that the concussive blast wave from an explosion can be equally as damaging as an impact injury to the head when it comes to traumatic brain injuries. The study set out to determine whether there was any difference in the level of symptoms suffered by service members “with blast-related vs. non-blast-related concussive… read more