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Report: Cognitive Testing Program Fails Soldiers, Leaving Brain Injuries Undetected

Testing Program Fails Soldiers, Leaving Brain Injuries Undetected (ProPublica):

“In 2007, with roadside bombs exploding across Iraq, Congress moved to improve care for soldiers who had suffered one of the war’s signature wounds, traumatic brain injury.

Lawmakers passed a measure requiring the military to test soldiers’ brain function before they deployed and again when they returned. The test was supposed to ensure that soldiers received proper treatment.

Instead, an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has found, the testing program has failed to deliver on its promise, offering soldiers the appearance of help, but not the reality. Read the rest of this entry »

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