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    Picking Your Brain

    Picking Your Brain

    Audio | Military Health System

    About

    The Picking Your Brain podcast focuses on the latest TBI research and clinical recommendations, the effects of TBI on military readiness, veterans, and the loved ones who support their recovery process. For more information, visit our website at www.health.mil/TBICoE.



    Episodes


    • Picking Your Brain: "In This Together" The impacts of burnout on providers and patients (Ep. 10)

      The Military Health System recognized May as Mental Health Awareness month. This year's theme is "In This Together," which focuses on identifying, preventing, and recovering from burnout in our military medical providers and service member populations. In this episode, we talk to mental health experts about the symptom crossovers between mild TBI and burnout and how these symptoms can disguise underlying problems.

      In addition, this episode features interviews with TBICoE's Capt. Tricia... read more

      05/20/2022


    • Picking Your Brain: USSOCOM and TBI (Ep. 9)

      This Brain Injury Awareness Month, TBICoE Branch Chief, Capt. Scott Cota speaks with Command Chief Master Sgt. Greg Smith and Sgt. Maj. Matt Parrish, hosts of SOFcast, the official podcast of U.S. Special Operations Command, about the health impacts of TBI and blast-related concussion stemming from the demands of special operations combat and training.

      For more information about SOFcast and the U.S. Special Operations Command, visit Socom.mil.

      Picking Your Brain episodes interview TBI... read more

      03/06/2022


    • Picking Your Brain: Collaborating on Dizziness & Vision (Ep. 8)

      This Brain Injury Awareness Month, Picking Your Brain, introduces the revised Dizziness and Vision Clinical Recommendation and discusses how it helps medical providers treat overlapping symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury or TBI. In addition, this episode features special guests from both the Vision and Hearing Centers of Excellence, the Deputy Assistant Director of Research & Engineering, Brig. Gen. Katherine Simonson, and others.

      For more information on the Defense Health... read more

      02/28/2022


    • Picking Your Brain: PRA and Safely Returning Service Members to Duty (Ep. 7)

      The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE) recently revised its Progressive Return to Activity (PRA) clinical recommendation. The PRA is a step-by-step approach for primary care providers to evaluate service members who sustained a concussion, also known as a mild TBI. Health care providers can use these steps to monitor service members during recovery and guide them as they gradually return to pre-injury activities.

      In this episode, we feature interviews from TBICoE subject... read more

      05/10/2021


    • Picking Your Brain: Being TBI Ready (Ep. 6)

      In this episode, the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence (TBICoE) encourages medical providers and others in the military community to 'Be TBI Ready.' This year's Brain Injury Awareness Month theme highlights the importance of being up-to-date with TBICoE's latest research, educational training, and clinical resources to assess and treat service members and veterans who have sustained a TBI.

      We feature interviews with Dr. Emma Gregory, TBICoE's Research section chief, Dr. Mark... read more

      02/03/2021


    • Picking Your Brain: TBI, Psychological Health, and Stigma (Ep. 5)

      In this episode, we explore psychological health and the related stigmas, particularly associated with traumatic brain injury in active-duty service members and veterans. We feature interviews with clinical psychologists Dr. Nick Polizzi with the Psychological Health Center of Excellence and Jimmy Paiz, United States Marine Corps veteran.

      Episodes of Picking Your Brain focus on military and civilian medical providers, active-duty service members, and veterans who have sustained a TBI, as... read more

      10/05/2020


    • Picking Your Brain: TBI Caregivers (Ep. 4)

      On the final episode of Picking Your Brain, we sit down with TBICoE Division Chief Navy Captain Scott Pyne about the great work the center is doing and his vision for the organization. We will also hear from caregivers and others who experience TBI along with the service member or veteran.

      Episodes of Picking Your Brain focus on military and civilian medical providers, active-duty service members, and veterans who have sustained a TBI, as well as the loved ones who support their recovery... read more

      08/02/2020


    • Picking Your Brain: Exploring the Mission - Part 2 (Ep. 3)

      In part two, we focus on the center's impact on clinical care and the education of medical providers, service members, and veterans with the central aim to return those who have sustained a TBI to the highest level of function possible. This episode features interviews from TBI subject matter experts who are on the front lines to better understand the issues that contribute to TBI.

      Episodes of Picking Your Brain focus on military and civilian medical providers, active-duty service... read more

      03/02/2020


    • Picking Your Brain: Exploring The Mission - Part 1 (Ep. 3)

      In this two-part episode, we’ll discuss the center’s Research section and their clinical investigation into the effects of TBI on service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers. Part one will cover both center-generated and congressionally mandated research. This episode will feature interviews from TBI subject matter experts who are on the front lines to better understand the issues that contribute to TBI.

      Episodes of Picking Your Brain focus on military and civilian... read more

      03/02/2020


    • Picking Your Brain: Veterans & TBI (Ep. 2)

      In this episode of Picking Your Brain, we discuss veterans who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the effect this injury has on the veteran population and their families. We also interview Dr. Joel Scholten, National Director for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Linda Picon, senior consultant for rehabilitation and prosthetics services from the Veterans Health Administration.

      Episodes of Picking Your Brain focus on military and civilian medical providers,... read more

      03/02/2020


    • Picking Your Brain: Active-Duty Service Members & TBI (Ep. 1)

      In this episode of Picking Your Brain, we look at the impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on active-duty service members. We also identify the signs and symptoms of TBI and talk about the risks of sustaining a TBI while in combat and training environments. We feature interviews with Neuroscience Clinician, Dr. Joanne Gold, and the Chief of Clinical Practice and Clinical Recommendations Dr. Gary McKinney from the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence, or TBICoE. Also, U.S. Marine... read more

      02/29/2020


    • Picking Your Brain (Trailer)

      Picking Your Brain is a four-part series from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) that focuses on the care and recovery of service members and veterans who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

      Episodes were released weekly during March as part of Brain Injury Awareness Month (BIAM) and focused on military and civilian medical providers, active-duty service members, and veterans who have sustained a TBI, as well as the loved ones who support their recovery... read more

      02/20/2020