Roundup of medical advances for wounded warriors

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Despite a typically inelegant, groanworthy┬áNew York Post headline, the story by Mayrav Saar is anything but. It outlines eight broad areas of medical advances and breakthroughs that have come about as a direct result of US combat injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ve reported on the huge advances in prosthetics and in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), but lesser known are critical improvements in ER procedures which have changed routines in civilian Level 1 trauma centers, bandages from shrimp shells, research into artificial blood and even one-handed tourniquets. An overview not to miss. ‘War is Heal’