Conflict & Justice

The Long Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are common among veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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A new study suggests that the longer term consequences of those injuries are more serious than previously thought, and they're similar to what many athletes experience as a result of head injuries.

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks to Ann McKee, a neurologist with the VA in Boston and an author of the new study.