Archive for August, 2008

Epilepsy and Brain Injury

Posted on August 13th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

One of the symptoms of brain injury or brain damage that doesn’t get the attention it deserves is epilepsy or post traumatic seizures. These seizures can take many forms less severe, but perhaps as disabling as the grand mal seizures that most people associate with epilepsy. For more on post..
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Iraq Long Haul PART VII: Homecoming, struggles and new beginnings

Posted on August 11th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 8/9/2008 12:01 AM BC-The Long Haul VII,1st Ld-Writethru/1869Eds: Minor edits, adds detailed Multimedia note. MULTIMEDIA: An interactive, including video, battle recreation and audio slideshows, exploring personal stories from a unit of the Minnesota National Guard during their 22 months tour of duty in Iraq will be available in the..
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Iraq Long Haul – PART VI: An ambush produces a hero

Posted on August 9th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 8/8/2008 12:00 AM BC-The Long Haul VI,2nd Ld-Writethru/2166 PART VI: An ambush produces a heroBy SHARON COHEN EDITOR’S NOTE — An insurgent ambush yields a hero, and a wounded soldier recovers back home. Sixth of a seven-part series on the longest deployment of the Iraq war.By SHARON COHENAP National..
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Iraq Long Haul PART V: Joy over survival, tears at extension

Posted on August 8th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 8/7/2008 12:00 AM By SHARON COHEN EDITOR’S NOTE — Can the long separation be extended further? Yes, and for some there’s major fighting ahead. Fifth of a seven-part series on the longest deployment of the Iraq war.By SHARON COHENAP National Writer Christmas Day arrived — and for two 1st..
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Long Haul PART IV: For 2 soldiers, families, lives changed

Posted on August 8th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 8/6/2008 12:00 AM By SHARON COHEN EDITOR’S NOTE — Roadside bomb blasts change everything for two soldiers and their families back home. Fourth of a seven-part series on the longest deployment of the Iraq war.By SHARON COHENAP National Writer In that dreadful December, every day brought bloodshed, every week..
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Long Haul Part III: A funeral and a birth

Posted on August 6th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 8/5/2008 12:00 AM By SHARON COHEN EDITOR’S NOTE — Troops and families at home count the many milestones missed and made. Third of a seven-part series on the longest deployment of the Iraq war.By SHARON COHENAP National Writer The Ferris wheel at the Minnesota State Fair offered a bird’s-eye..
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Long Haul Part II: Welcome to Iraq, and a long separation

Posted on August 5th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

Date: 8/4/2008 12:01 AM By SHARON COHEN EDITOR’S NOTE — National Guard troops reach their stations in Iraq while family members back home begin a hard adjustment. Second of a seven-part series on the longest deployment of the war.By SHARON COHENAP National Writer The phone call surprised Katie Kriesel, so..
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The Long Haul I

Posted on August 4th, 2008 · Posted in Brain Injury

For weeks on this blog, I wrote about the Iraq War and brain injury, with my last blog on that topic being http://tbilaw.blogspot.com/2008/07/brain-injury-is-not-new-to-iraq.html My first blog on that topic began in June with http://tbilaw.blogspot.com/2008/06/suicide-and-terror-continues-for-our.html Below is the first in a seven part series from AP, by Sharon Cohen on the..
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