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Raise Awareness to Lower the Risk of Brain Injury

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Few people think about traumatic brain injury (TBI) unless they have one or know someone with one. Sure, you’ve heard about people getting TBIs during deployment in a war zone. But surprisingly, the vast majority of TBIs in the military are actually diagnosed in noncombat settings such as motorcycle or car crashes, falls and sports-related incidents. Since 2000, more than 320,000 service members have been diagnosed with a TBI. And concussions — actually considered a mild form of brain injury — are the most common type.

Get Fit for the APFT. Get Fit for Life.

This April, Guard Your Health will launch FitText, an optional text-messaging initiative centered on preparing for the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) and supporting overall fitness among Army National Guard (ARNG) soldiers and their families.

When does FitText begin?

Beginning on April 15, FitText is designed to help soldiers make plans to get fit before the upcoming warm weather months.

Who runs FitText?

Guard Your Health, a campaign out of the Army National Guard Chief Surgeon’s Office, is launching the FitText initiative.

Australian Mobile Health Team Comes to T2

T2 will host a team from the Institute of Health & Biomedical Innovation in Australia on Wednesday, October 15. The researchers and developers will visit T2 to discuss issues in mobile health, how to integrate e-health into health care, explore the future of the field and consider potential collaboration.

My Name is Brian and I Have an Identity Crisis

Yesterday’s mail included a notice from the local election board. They thanked me for casting my ballot in the recent primary but also issued a warning: “Unless I take corrective action, the election board will no longer be counting my vote.”

Our elections are via mail only and apparently the signature they have on file for me bore very little resemblance to the chicken-scratched name I scrawled on my ballot. My handwriting is jeopardizing my constitutional rights! Somewhere, Mrs. Moss, my 2nd grade teacher is wagging her finger in my direction and saying, “I told you so!”

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