brain injury http://michiganradio.org en A place for healing for U.S. veterans http://michiganradio.org/post/place-healing-us-veterans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the past 12 years, nearly 50,000 American troops have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The visible injuries are often lost limbs from roadside&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">improvised explosive devices.&nbsp;</span></p><p>But, there are so many who are coping with the "non-visible" injuries: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, for example. The kinds of injuries that can worsen with time and tear apart a soldier's home life, or worse.</p><p>Today we talk with Rick Briggs, a retired Air Force Major who has come up with what he thinks will be a perfect refuge&nbsp; for these vets: <a href="http://camp-liberty.org/">Camp Liberty</a>, using the beautiful outdoors of mid-Michigan as a place of healing.</p><p>Briggs is also the manager of the veterans program for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Click on the link above to listen to the full interview.</em></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:03:29 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 14361 at http://michiganradio.org A place for healing for U.S. veterans Proposed federal funding could boost U of M brain research http://michiganradio.org/post/proposed-federal-funding-could-boost-u-m-brain-research <p>Researchers at the University of Michigan are closely watching President Obama’s call for a big increase in federal funding for brain research.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>President Obama is proposing a 100 million dollar increase in federal funding for brain research.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>U of M has many different researchers studying the human brain.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; From Alzheimer’s disease to Depression, neuroscientists on the Ann Arbor campus are approaching the brain from a wide variety of specialties.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:19:53 +0000 Steve Carmody 11971 at http://michiganradio.org Proposed federal funding could boost U of M brain research Got a concussion? There's an app for that http://michiganradio.org/post/got-concussion-theres-app <p>University of Michigan researchers have created a mobile phone app that helps people who suffered a concussion track their symptoms.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Amy Teddy is an Injury Prevention Program Manager at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.&nbsp; Teddy says the app, called “Return2Play”, will help patients communicate better with their doctors by asking them questions about their recovery from a concussion.</p><p></p><p>“It may prompt them to consider things they didn’t realize they should be tracking,” says Teddy.</p><p></p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:38:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 9656 at http://michiganradio.org Got a concussion? There's an app for that