Monday, May 16, 2011

Giffords Shows Effectiveness of TBI Treatment

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Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was critically wounded during a shooting at a Tucson shopping center in January, travelled to Florida to watch the launch of the space shuttle Explorer this morning. Giffords’ husband is NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, a crewmember on the flight. Giffords recovery from her wounds is said to be remarkable, and treatment of traumatic brain injury has advanced rapidly—in part because of the experience of treating soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, see Psychiatric News at


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