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 Columbus Freeman of Arkansas, who served 17 years in the National Guard, underwent two amputations on his left leg—first below the knee, and then above—as the result of vascular blockages. A new VA-DoD study is looking at the long-term outcomes of Veterans who suffered severe vascular injuries but did not have their limb amputated.

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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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