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NFL gives $30 million for concussion research

  TODAY’s Matt Lauer speaks to the commissioner of the NFL, the chief of staff of the Army and the director of the NIH’s Neurology Institute on the announcement that the NFL will donate $30 million for concussion and traumatic brain injury research.

Raising their child, for the second time

  Two parents help their daughter re-learn how to live, from walking to talking, after she suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident.

Military PTSD – stereotype or reality?

  According to the best official estimates, about 20 percent of the 2.4 million U.S. troops who served in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars may meet the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder. Paul Rieckhoff explains whether these numbers reflect a harmful stereotype of returning veterans or portray

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  ‘We’ll be brothers and sisters just like we were on the battlefield’

Richard Wannechmacher, a Vietnam Veteran, who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was twenty tells NBC’s Robert Bazell it hurts him to see young people suffer the way he did.

  Doctor faces worst fear: Saving wife’s life

Dr. Tim Delgado received a call to action that soon became anything but routine when he discovered that the critical patient he was working on was his wife. The Delgados speak with TODAY’s Matt Lauer about their ordeal and how it made their marriage “stronger.”

  Surviving traumatic brain injury

NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman profiles two patients who miraculously survived severe brain trauma and defied the odds with their amazing ability to relearn how to live.

  Rehab Dr: Brain heals better if trained as 'quickly as possible after injury'

Dr. Ted Scott of the VA Palo Alto Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center spoke to NBC's Robert Bazell about the latest therapy for penetrating brain injuries and what goes on inside a brain injury rehab center like the one treating congresswoman Gabby Giffords.

  MD: Giffords' rehab delay not a long-term setback

According to Dr. Reid Thompson, Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Tumor Center, the buildup of cerebral spinal fluid is a common complication with traumatic brain injury patients and is unlikely to be a "major setback" for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. NBC's Robert Bazell reports.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012, in Brentwood, N.H. (John Makely / msnbc.com)Sargent First Class Jon F. Worrall was retired from the U.S. Army after an IED exploded six feet away from the humvee he was driving north of Baghdad in January of 2005. Eleven surgeries later and diagnosed with PTSD and a non-p

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Jon F. Worrall

Saturday, January 7, 2012, in Brentwood, N.H. (John Makely / msnbc.com) Sargent First Class Jon F. Worrall was retired from the U.S. Army after an IED exploded six feet away from the humvee he was driving north of Baghdad in January of 2005. Eleven surgeries later and diagnosed with PTSD and a non-p