Our Soldiers

This video explains how soldiers can be exposed to repetitive traumas that may lead to CTE or other physical brain disorders. There are about 7000 suicides by veterans each year. It is a tragedy. We believe much of this is related to traumas received in training and in the battle fields as they try valiantly to protect our country. 

This encouraging video explains some of the testing being done in the field to study what is happening during routine drills and blast exposure. Changes in the proteins are believed to cause CTE. 

Functional Decline 5 Years After Blast Traumatic Brain InjurySounding the Alarm for a Wave of Disability?

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/article-abstract/2618930

PTSD May Be Physical as Well as Psychological, Scientists Say

http://www.sciencealert.com/ptsd-may-be-physical-as-well-as-psychological-scientists-say

On April 23, 2018, we signed on to the endorsement to the Committee on Veteran’s Affairs from the Friends of NIDA for support of Cannabis Research. See here Letter of endorsement – VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018

A Report Protecting Warfighters from Blast Injury, April 2018

https://www.cnas.org/publications/reports/protecting-warfighters-from-blast-injury

Marines Who Fired Rocket Launchers Now Worry About Their Brains

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/25/632243103/marines-who-fired-rocket-launchers-now-worry-about-their-brains