TBI

Food for thought- eating a nutritionally dense diet has a positive impact on the brain

By Chayil Champion • March 30, 2022

New intensive-treatment program helps veterans get back to a healthy, active lifestyle

By uclahealth • November 10, 2021

How can athletes in contact sports protect their cognitive health?

By Chayil Champion • August 17, 2021

Assessing and decreasing your fall risk

By uclahealth • March 22, 2021

“After 22 years of being around numerous explosions and jumping out of airplanes, it finally caught up to me,” reflects 51-year-old Tad Steckler, who was an Army engineer dealing with explosives and demolition. “Before Operation Mend, I was easily irritated, lacked an ability to focus, and couldn’t remember things. I [...]

By uclahealth • November 7, 2019

This summer, UCLA Operation Mend took another step toward removing barriers to care for warriors by giving their children the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles together with their families. Children of patients participating in the intensive treatment program this past July were enrolled in the UCLA Recreation Summer Camp [...]

By uclahealth • August 27, 2019

“We want to put an awareness out there about Operation Mend,” says Tad Steckler, United States Army Master Sergeant (retired) of Omaha, Nebraska. ”It can be hard to talk about personal things but it’s important for other wounded veterans and their families to know that they too can benefit from [...]

By uclahealth • February 1, 2019

“I left the Operation Mend program in a much better place mentally and spiritually. You really do feel better when you come out of it,” says U.S. Marine John Kob, who went through UCLA Operation Mend’s intensive outpatient treatment program for PTSD and TBI, offered in partnership with the [...]

By uclahealth • January 31, 2019

Cities around the nation will hold Veterans Day parades on Nov. 11 to honor U.S. military veterans. The biggest parade of all will [...]

By • November 8, 2017

With more than 3 in 4 post 9-11 veterans reporting that they suffer from post-traumatic stress, many American military families are coping with this invisible wound of war as their loved ones’ transition back into civilian life. “PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury greatly impact the veteran’s family, [...]

By • November 15, 2016