Category: troops

  • I’ll Take the “Over”

    (Via Ralph William Shields — email him if you’d like to get his TBI news updates): DoD doctors say that the number of U.S. troops who have suffered wartime brain injuries may be as high as 360,000. This is a substantial jump from the Rand Corporation’s 320,000 guesstimate from last year. We’ll likely never have […]

  • Texas Criminal Legislation in the Works

    The Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TDCAA) has been so kind as to commission Texas legislative updates for us. Thanks, TDCAA. Some highlights: House Bill 169, allowing police to set up checkpoints (ihre Papieren, bitte!). House Bill 164, creating an affirmative defense for the medical use of marijuana. House Bill 170, creating a presumption, […]

  • TBI, PTSD, and Depression

    Interesting article in yesterday’s New England Journal of Medicine about new research into PTSD, depression, and physical health problems in U.S. troops who have suffered “mild” traumatic brain injuries. (“Mild traumatic brain injury” sounds benign, but MTBIs are “mild” only in comparison with more severe brain injuries.) In this study, mild traumatic brain injury was […]