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Contact: Julia Evangelou Strait
Washington University School of Medicine

Injured Marine Transport

Caption: This is an image of US service members transporting an injured Marine to a Black Hawk helicopter for medical evacuation in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in 2012. Explosions are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. A new study of traumatic brain injury in military personnel shows no difference in outcomes for those injured in a blast versus those injured from other causes, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Credit: U.S. Department of Defense

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