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Future Wounds: As Israel-Hamas War continues, neurologists worried about brain injuries

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) – Everyone knows that combat can lead to serious injuries — not everyone knows that combat can lead to wounds decades down the road. That's why Dr. Felix Benninger of Rabin Medical Center in Tel Aviv is warning about future wounds.

A neurologist, he's especially concerned about epilepsy in later life, as a direct result of the explosions and head trauma of the battlefield. He's trying to raise awareness of this concern, and advocate for tracking patients across their life to provide service the minute they need it. 

ABC-7's mental health correspondent, Avery Martinez, brings us Xtra depth tonight on the invisible wounds faced by both civilians and soldiers fighting in the conflict.

Avery Martinez covers mental health in the Borderland as part of ABC-7’s Be Mindful initiative. He is also a Report for America corps member. RFA places talented, emerging journalists in newsrooms like ABC-7’s to report on under-covered issues and communities. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to rebuilding journalism from the ground up.

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