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  • Cara M. Colantuono, LMSW Certified in Military and Veteran behavioral Health OVERVIEW OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)

    DOD Definition of TBI Traumatically induced structural injury or physiological disuption of brain function as aresult of external force to the head. New or worsening of at least one of the following signs: Loss of consciousness or decreased consciousness Loss of memory immediately before or after injury Alteration in mental status (confused, disoriented, sloe thinking) Neurological deficits Intracranial lesion Brain Basics http://youtu.be/HVGIfcP2ATI Frontal Lobes - Located behind the forehead, the frontal lobes are largest lobes of the brain. They are prone to injury because they sit just inside the front of the skull and near rough bony ridges.

  • Support by Fire… Veterans helping Veterans!

    Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare, adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our veterans were promised and so dearly need. We owe our heroes no less. A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check payable to “The United States of America” for an amount “up to and including his life.”That is honor, there are too many people in this country who no longer understand this. “God Bless Our Veterans”