Blogs Articles Organizations Biography Jack's Book Contact Information Links

Navigation: SOS Sisson > Traumatic Injury Blog


Jack Sisson's TBI Blog

A hug is duct tape for the soul.

 

From NewsHerald.com (Panama City, FL):
Linda Cope is well known to those in Bay County for her work as founder and president of the Warrior Beach Retreat Inc.
She also has been stumping for new treatments to aid wounded warriors in their recovery.
Cope testified last week before Congress in support of a proposal to allow the military to pay for hyperbaric oxygen therapy for brain injuries. She said her testimony went well and was backed up by doctors and former military officials.
The U.S. has used hyperbaric treatments for injuries but not brain injuries.
“It’s a high oxygen chamber pressurized,” Cope said. “You breathe it in and it heals the body from the inside out. People are becoming more familiar with hyperbaric healing.”
Cope said her oldest son, Sgt. Joshua Cope, lost both his legs in an “improvised explosive device” blast on Nov. 12, 2006, and has undergone hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It has helped her son, she said.
“It is usually 40 treatments for about an hour a day, five days a week,” Cope said.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy involves breathing pure oxygen while in a sealed chamber that has been pressurized at up to three times normal atmospheric pressure, according to the American Cancer Society.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is conventional treatment for decompression sickness, commonly called “the bends.”
The most recent bill regarding this issue, HR 4568, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, was attached to the House Armed Services bill and a companion provision was attached to the Senate Armed Services bill.
Cope is asking the public to contact their congressional representatives in Washington D.C. to help push the legislation forward. She also noted that President Barack Obama is in favor of the bill.
The U.S. Marines are currently testing hyperbaric chambers for brain injury treatment in California.
During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing earlier this year, military officials told Armed Services Chair U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Michigan, that hyperbaric oxygen therapy had been working for brain injured veterans.
One study has shown that since 2004 over 70 percent of the casualties of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan have been traumatic brain injuries.
Read at original source.

Labels: , , , , ,


TBI Film Reviews
TBI Book Reviews
Traumatic Brain Injury Law Blog
Brain Blog
NeuroNotes
Brain Blogger
SoapBlox/Chicago: Protecting Our Troops
Head Injury Survival Journal
Losing the Physical Self

Tower of Hanoi: Instructions for this popular puzzle can be viewed simply by clicking the Instructions button on that page.

May 2005   June 2005   July 2005   August 2005   September 2005   October 2005   November 2005   August 2006   September 2006   October 2006   December 2006   January 2007   February 2007   March 2007   April 2007   May 2007   June 2007   July 2007   August 2007   September 2007   October 2007   November 2007   December 2007   January 2008   February 2008   March 2008   January 2009   March 2009   April 2009   December 2009   April 2010   May 2010   June 2010   July 2010   August 2010   September 2010   October 2010   November 2010   January 2011   February 2011   March 2011   April 2011   May 2011   June 2011   July 2011   August 2011   September 2011   October 2011   November 2011   December 2011   January 2012   February 2012   March 2012   April 2012   May 2012   June 2012   October 2012   November 2012   December 2012   January 2013   February 2013   March 2013   April 2013   May 2013   June 2013   October 2013  

only sossisson.com

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

FindingBlog - Blog Directory