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Posts Tagged ‘Veterans’

Improvements to VA Healthcare

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The VA healthcare system has been under fire over the last few years – and rightfully so. There has been a serious effort at the VA to improve their dire situation, but it is worth asking about their success. VA By the Numbers Looking at the numbers, the VA should be on the road to…

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WWII Vets and the Birth of a Sport

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In the years before World War II, few people survived a serious spinal cord injury and those who did lived out their lives confined to a hospital bed. Fortunately, much of that changed as veterans began returning home from the war having suffered from severe injury. Advances in medical technology – most notably penicillin and…

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Military Mental Health

  After decades of little support for and protests against military veterans, there are now more than 46,000 military support organizations eager to help America’s service members and families cope with challenges of military life, to include the aftermath of war. Initiatives such as National Mental Health Awareness Month help to shine a light on…

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Military Brats

  It may sound like a derogative term, but “military brat” is a badge of honor earned by the children of active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Military families are relocated based on duty assignments, typically moving every 2-3 years, depending on the service branch and specialty of the service member. It’s not…

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Advancements in Wounded Warrior Care

  The August 2015 Guide to U.S. Military Casualty Statistics reports 52,351 wounded service members, including 1,645 with major limb amputations since 2001. Nearly 3400,00 have been diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury, According to the defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center. Despite those numbers, advancements in medical technology and emergency combat care created outcomes not…

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