Friday, April 25, 2008

Soldiers' brain injuries going untreated, expert says

WINNIPEG - Doctors and psychologists are missing the hidden signs of brain trauma in soldiers returning from war, a military health expert says.

Dr. Harriet Zeiner, a neuropsychologist at a Veteran's Affairs trauma centre in California, said traumatic brain injury has become more prevalent as the tools of warfare have evolved from bullets to roadside bombs.

Zeiner spoke Thursday at a military trauma conference for health professionals in Winnipeg.

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