• Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Eglin

    The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund kicked off its Eglin Heroes Week virtual event to celebrate the official opening of the Intrepid Spirit Center, Aug. 24.Eglin’s ISC, the first on an Air Force base, is a treatment center dedicated to post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, associated pain

  • TBI conference targets assessments, capabilities on front lines

    For centuries, head injuries have been a consequence of war and violence, sometimes leading to unexplained physical and behavioral changes in patients. Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Traumatic Brain Injury and Rehabilitation Clinic hosted medical professionals during a three-day TBI Champion

  • Intrepid Spirit Center moves forward

    The 96th Medical Group held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the construction of the Intrepid Spirit Center at Eglin Air Force Base, May 2.

  • Finding healing through helping others

    Senior Master Sgt. Richard “Joe” Chwalik has been through a lifetime’s worth of setbacks; incidents that have left long-lasting emotional scars. Yet, he found his way through the darkness by asking for help when he needed it most.

  • Check your ego at the door, be your own advocate

    Master Sgt. James Stalnaker always thought going to mental health was a deal breaker for your career; that mental issues make you a weaker person. It took encountering struggles of his own to change those views.

  • The relentless winter poses risk for head injuries

    Whether skiing down slopes or walking on an icy sidewalk, winter sports and weather conditions can pose a higher risk for a traumatic brain injury. Especially with the late-winter (now early-spring) onslaught, Military Health System experts are encouraging people to be cautious of surroundings and

  • First-ever blood test for detecting brain injury cleared by FDA

    You’re throwing a football around in the yard with your neighbors. While stretching out as far as you can to catch the pass, you slam your head hard against a pole going for the ball. Seeing stars and feeling confused, you take a seat. Wouldn’t it be nice if a test could say whether you have a brain

  • New post-traumatic stress research at USSOCOM, MacDill AFB

    Medical professionals from United States Special Operations Command and the 6th Medical Group are partnering to provide a new, noninvasive treatment for post-traumatic stress at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.The treatment uses Magnetic Electroencephalogram Resonance Therapy (MeRT,) which is a

  • TBI Recognition Critical to Treating Invisible Wounds

    Knowing how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury is critical to successfully treat these invisible wounds. A TBI is a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The most common type of TBI in the military is mild TBI, commonly called a

  • Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury in Your Child

    When it comes to traumatic brain injury (TBI), you can’t have too much information. Traumatic brain injuries affect millions of Americans each year, and each TBI experience is unique.  Be sure to know the signs and symptoms of TBI as well as how you can prevent yourself and your loved ones from