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Veteran Study Reveals Even Mild Case Of Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Dementia Risk

U.S. veterans who had mild traumatic brain injury have 2.4 times increased risk of developing dementia. Is there a way to reduce dementia risk after a brain injury?

Neuroscience May 13, 2018

Fly Infestation In Los Angeles VA Hospital Causes Cancellation And Postponement Of Dozens Of Surgeries

A look into the conditions of a VA hospital in California shows that surgeries had to be canceled and postponed due to insect infestation. Some insect traps were located inside of the operating room.

Public Health May 7, 2018

US Soldiers Dive With Sharks To Manage PTSD

Soldiers suffering from PTSD dive with sharks as a form of therapy. How does the experience emotionally and physically benefit soldiers suffering from pain and depression?

Neuroscience February 20, 2017

Hospice Staff At Florida Hospital Left Body Of Deceased Veteran In Shower Room For 9 Hours

Hospice staff at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Florida failed to follow appropriate procedures by leaving the body of a dead veteran in shower room for nine hours. The staff members were also found to have tried to cover up the mistake.

Public Health December 11, 2016

Four Oklahoma Veterans Facility Employees Resign After Maggots Were Found In Resident's Wound

Four employees resigned from a veterans facility at Talihina after maggots were found in the wound of a resident who later died of sepsis. The employees decided to resign before the start of the termination process.

Public Health December 5, 2016

Dentist May Have Exposed Nearly 600 Veterans To HIV and Hepatitis

A dentist at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center possibly exposed 592 veterans to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C by failing to follow standard infection control procedures. The dentist had been using his own equipment, cleaning and reusing it.

Public Health December 3, 2016

22 Push-Up Challenge Dominates Social Media: What It Is And What You Need To Do

An organization known as 22Kill has started the 22 Push-Up Challenge, which has taken social media by storm. What is the story behind the challenge, and how can you participate?

Viral June 9, 2016

The Best Ways To Honor Memorial Day In America's National Parks

Memorial Day is more than just a long weekend; it's a chance to honor fallen soldiers. U.S. National Parks offer many events to bring family and friends together to do just that.

Life & Style May 26, 2016

Female WWII Pilots Can Now Be Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

President Obama has signed a law allowing female World War II pilots to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The move aims to bring back the honor due to these deserving service members.

Life & Style May 21, 2016

Veterans Still Plagued By Long Wait Time For Health Care: Watchdog

Military veterans are still faced with discrepancies in wait-times before they receive medical care, a new report says. They are waiting for a long time before they are seen by health care providers in VA outpatient clinics.

Society April 20, 2016

Veterans Affairs Chiefs In 7 States Falsified Patient Wait Times

Newly released investigative reports have found that Veterans Affairs chiefs have been falsifying wait-times in seven states regularly. The falsification masks the growing demands from both older and younger war veterans.

Life April 11, 2016

Mindfulness Training May Treat Veterans With PTSD

Mindfulness could change veterans’ brains. A new study said that it can increase their brain connections, and help them find the off-switch to that endless loop of negative thoughts.

Life April 4, 2016

Veterans Use Marijuana For PTSD Despite Limited Research

There is limited research to back up effectiveness of marijuana for PTSD but many veterans use pot. Experts said this places them at increased risk for cannabis use disorder.

Life March 23, 2016

Veterans Exposed To Agent Orange Likely To Develop Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism

An updated Agent Orange report showed that exposure to the herbicide came with higher risks for bladder cancer or hypothyroidism. The new report will enable thousands of Vietnam War veterans to get the service-related treatment they need.

Life March 12, 2016

PTSD And Dogs: How Service Dogs Help War Veterans Cope With Life After Service

Returning back to civilian life after living through war is not easy, leaving some war veterans scarred for life. Fortunately, experts believe that service dogs significantly help these PTSD patients cope with their new life.

Life December 23, 2015

US Department of Veteran Affairs Will Pay For Robotic Legs For Disabled Vets

The U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs has recently passed an action that will have the VA pick up the bill for disabled vets who require the use of a robotic brace-like contraption that helps paralyzed users walk again.

FUTURE TECH December 18, 2015

Veterans Drop Empty Pill Bottles In Front Of White House TO Rally For Medical Marijuana Access

Veterans called out to officials to increase their access to medical marijuana for PTSD treatment. During a recent rally, empty pill bottles were left outside the White House to signify how usually-prescribed drugs are taking a toll on them.

Life November 12, 2015

Man's Best Friend Turns Man's Best Man At Wounded Veteran's Wedding

Gabe II is not your ordinary dog. Not only is this golden retriever man's best friend, he also happened to be the best 'man' at a U.S. Army Veteran's wedding.

Internet Culture October 8, 2015

July 4th Fireworks May Cause Stress To Veterans With PTSD: Be Courteous

The loud noises of fireworks can cause frightening flashbacks for veterans suffering from PTSD, health experts explain. Fourth of July explosions can 'trigger you right back to something,' says one veteran.

Life July 2, 2015

Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? 6 Facts About The History Of The Holiday

Memorial Day weekend is here, which means a lot of fun for a lot of people. However, the true somber meaning of the holiday shouldn't be forgotten.

Feature May 22, 2015

House Says No To VA Medical Marijuana Bill

An amendment was denied that could have allowed VA doctors to discuss medical marijuana with the veterans to treat medical conditions like PTSD. More than 20 states have already legalized cannabis for medical purposes.

Life May 4, 2015

Paraplegic veteran surprises bride by standing for their first dance

Sick of bad news? Have we got a story for you. This is the remarkable wedding and the breathtaking, heartwarming surprise arranged by a paraplegic veteran for his new bride.

Internet Culture November 13, 2014

Veterans Day around the world: Do other countries celebrate this holiday?

Today, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day in the United States. Do other countries around the world dedicate a day to celebrate their armed forces, and if so, how do they do it?

Internet Culture November 11, 2014

10 War Movies You Can Stream On Netflix Right Now

In honor of Veterans Day here in the United States, we've put together a list of ten great war movies that you can stream on Netflix right now.

Movies/TV Shows November 11, 2014

5 military documentaries you can stream on Netflix right now

In honor of Veterans Day here in the United States, we've put together a list of five great military documentaries that you can stream on Netflix right now.

Movies/TV Shows November 11, 2014

New memorial honors U.S. veterans with disability, injured in war

Veterans have been honored numerous instances but this is the first time that men and women injured and disabled in the line of duty were given a memorial.

Society October 6, 2014

Free pot for vets in Denver to ease their pain

An organization called Grow4Vets recently hosted an event in Colorado, giving away pot to hundreds of veterans coping with PTSD. The organization is pushing for country-wide legalization of medical marijuana to treat vets with PTSD.

Life September 22, 2014

Tesla scouts factory sites, looking to hire on more veterans

Tesla has again shown its support for U.S. military veterans with a pledge to hire hundreds more. The move comes as the electric carmaker is on the prowl for a new factory location.

FUTURE TECH July 14, 2014

Almost half of Iraq, Afghan vets takes opioids for chronic pain

Based on a new study, U.S. vets suffer from chronic pain and use opioid drugs to soothe it. This poor pain management put them at risk of increasing life-long disabilities and the government should better do something about it fast.

Life July 2, 2014

Brain injury tied to dementia among military vets, reports study

New research suggests that traumatic brain injuries may link to the development of dementia or Alzheimer's late in life. The University of California-San Francisco study looked at nearly 200,000 retired military personnel over a decade.

Life June 26, 2014

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