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Military Leads in Treating Traumatic Brain Injury, Expert Says By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service BETHESDA, MD., Aug. 31, 2012 – The proper management of traumatic brain injuries has become a military medical standard of care that’s returning 95 percent of service members with mild TBI back to the field within five days, said an Army neurologist who served on a Joint Chiefs of Staff panel to develop the protocol. Army (Dr.) Col. Geoffrey Ling, program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, addressed medical care providers Aug. 27 on the military’s model approach to TBI in a lecture at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, here. Ling, who retires today, has served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and as both a professor and interim chairman of neurology at the Uniformed Services Un...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=117724

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