Illinois to Screen Its Vets for Brain Injuries Illinois is to begin testing all of its National Guard returning from Iraq and Afghanistan for brain injuries. The number of brain injuries among veterans has increased with the use of roadside bombs and other explosives.
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Illinois to Screen Its Vets for Brain Injuries

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Illinois to Screen Its Vets for Brain Injuries

Illinois to Screen Its Vets for Brain Injuries

Illinois to Screen Its Vets for Brain Injuries

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Illinois is to begin testing all of its National Guard returning from Iraq and Afghanistan for brain injuries. The number of brain injuries among veterans has increased with the use of roadside bombs and other explosives. Tammy Duckworth, director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, speaks with Scott Simon.

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