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New research may shed light on combat concussion-dementia link
(Military Times, Oct. 2, 2019)

New research may shed light on combat concussion-dementia link

Photo: Staff Sgt. William Tremblay/USA


Dr. David Cifu and his team at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond are leading a new $50-million effort to better understand the long-term effects of concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries... Read more

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