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VA’s Medical Research Failures Continue to Grow | Veterans for Common Sense

A new example of VA’s failures on medical research — an often overlooked area where VA remains badly broken — has emerged near Fort Hood. An Austin, Texas newspaper reports that a $3.8 million mobile MRI machine, widely touted by VA … Continue reading

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SMA on suicide: ‘It’s okay to seek help’

SMA Chandler frankly discusses his own issues.  From usamy.mil By David Vergun  Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, tells Soldiers thinking about suicide that it’s OK to ask for help. He also discussed his own behavioral health … Continue reading

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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

From NYT.com By TINA ROSENBERG Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PTSD, VETERANS Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat … Continue reading

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Time to Pay the Price of War

From the Huffington Post By Leila Levinson   The Lives of Others is a 2006 German movie about a secret policeman who spies on civilians suspected of criticizing the East German government. As well as revealing the consequences for the policeman … Continue reading

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VA and DoD to Fund $100 Million PTSD and TBI Study

 WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD) are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  “At VA, ensuring that … Continue reading

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Obama Campaigns For Veterans’ Mental Health

From NPR by Scott Horsley On Friday, President Barack Obama was at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he spoke to troops and met with military families, including some who lost loved ones in Afghanistan. As that war winds down, the president … Continue reading

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Troubled veterans left without health-care benefits

More than 20,000 men and women exited the Army and Marines during the past four years with other-than-honorable discharges that can restrict their veterans health-care and disability benefits. Critics says those rules leave some troubled combat veterans struggling to find … Continue reading

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War Wounds

New York Times OP-ED COLUMNIST By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF IT would be so much easier, Maj. Ben Richards says, if he had just lost a leg in Iraq. Enlarge This Image Daniel Borris for The New York Times Maj. Ben Richards, … Continue reading

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Legislation to Improve Veterans TBI Rehabilitation Signed Into Law

  Washington –President Obama today signed into law Senator Boozman’s legislation to improve rehabilitative services for our nation’s veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Veterans’ Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative Services’ Improvements Act of 2011, (S. 957 as amended) was … Continue reading

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Military bonds draw veterans to mental health jobs

By Maria LaMagna (CNN) – Things probably should have turned out differently for Samantha Schilling. The stories she tells have dark beginnings and could have had, under different circumstances, dark endings — as so many stories for those in the military do. Schilling, … Continue reading

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