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Brain-Injured Vets search for solace

GERMANTOWN, Md.—Pete Bunce walked into a room at a U.S. military hospital in Germany in March 2004, and stared hard at the unconscious young Marine on the bed. His head, gouged by shrapnel from an insurgent bomb in Iraq, was grotesquely swollen. His face was distorted and his right eye was near blind. Mr. Bunce …

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Learning life again with the help of WWP and NCC

Army Sgt. Jeremy Muncert made it back from Iraq, haunted by what he had seen and endured but otherwise uninjured. But a car crash back home left him with one of the signature wounds of the current wars: traumatic brain injury. Muncert, a passenger in a car whose driver had been drinking, went through the …

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Studies disagree on helmet safety

Here’s a novel idea, given that American parents send almost 4 million of their children out to play tackle football every year, despite mounting concerns about youth concussions: Maybe the helmets their kids wear should be tested and ranked on how well they prevent concussion. A study to be presented at a meeting of the …

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WWP to expand Independent Living program

Helping wounded vets move from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’ WASHINGTON — Back when Michael Baker was a nuclear submarine technician in the Navy, he was a triathlete who spent as much time as he could exploring the Hawaiian outdoors near his naval base. But since a motorcycle accident eight years ago left him with extensive brain …

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