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19:31 Military Ramps Up Brain Injury Tests Fort Campbel, Ky., April 9, 2009 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/04/09/health/main4931892.shtml? source=RSSattr=Health_4931892 Returning troops are screened in an effort to better treat head trauma In the past year, every soldier who has gone to war has had to take a brain test.  Troops  that suffer a head injury must receive a follow-up test which are unable to diagnose  traumatic brain injuries alone.  However, they do help doctors figure out which mental  functions are damaged as a result and the best way to treat it by comparing both the  brain function before and after the injury.  Military doctors find that 10% to 20% of troops  deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan suffer a TBI in which symptoms range over a broad  spectrum.  The military is now establishing new TBI clinics at bases across the country  to give soldiers better access to treatment.  Soldiers undergo a battery of tests to 
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