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Helping Veterans Cope With PTSD During Holidays DisabilityHealth The winter holiday season is regarded by many as a wonderful time of the year. However, the holidays can be a painful reminder of past times when life seemed better. Large groups of family and friends are often part of the holiday festivities, but this and other [...]

By | 2018-12-20T17:47:41+00:00 December 20th, 2018|Women|0 Comments

Never forget: Here are the original newscasts and New Yorkers’ rare footage of the Twin Towers being attacked and falling on 9/11

1781 – A British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burned Richmond, Va., causing Governor Thomas Jefferson to flee as the Virginia militia, led by Sampson Mathews, defended the city. It was Arnold’s greatest success as a British commander. Arnold’s 1,600 largely Loyalist troops sailed up the James River at the beginning of January, eventually landing in [...]

By | 2019-01-22T16:56:08+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Veterans, Women|0 Comments

Trump: Two-state solution ‘works best’ for mideast conflict

Intensive outpatient therapy shows rapid reduction of veterans' PTSD symptoms Study finds three-week program reduced number of patients reporting symptoms by more than half RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER     SHARE  PRINT  E-MAIL Military veterans who participated in a three week, intensive outpatient treatment program for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) saw rapid and clinically meaningful changes in PTSD [...]

By | 2019-01-22T16:58:14+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Women|0 Comments

Vietnam Vascular Registry helps veteran reunite with doctors

The Vietnam Vascular Registry, developed by Dr. Norman Rich at Walter Reed General Hospital, documented and analyzed blood vessel injuries in Vietnam. Each patient entered into the registry was assigned a consecutive number and given a vascular registry card, such as this one. (Courtesy photo by Dr. Norm Rich) 3/13/2018By: Sarah Marshall   Check out other [...]

By | 2018-03-16T20:19:47+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized, Women|0 Comments

Veterans Day For Families

by Andy Symonds Veteran’s Day is a markedly emotional day for Robin Andersen, and it has nothing to do with the 30 years she spent in the Navy. November 11th is the five-year anniversary of when her son, Navy SEAL and Iraq War veteran Rob Guzzo, took his own life. Strong, good-looking and a fierce warrior, Rob [...]

By | 2018-04-10T15:03:16+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Women|0 Comments

After Army, 3 Soldiers find professional fulfillment as public school teachers By Don Wagner February 20, 2018

WASHINGTON -- Being a school teacher is tough work, but it's a job three retired Soldiers, including a helicopter pilot and two infantrymen, say they love. With the help of "Troops to Teachers," a program managed by the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, or DANTES, three Soldiers began new post-Army careers as public school [...]

By | 2018-12-20T16:29:33+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Veterans, Veterans Benefits|0 Comments

Mosul to Maine-For this Veteran, a journey of trauma and recovery

“These days, life is phenomenal” says Mary Torczon. “Things have never been better.” However, getting to this point, Mary endured years of hardship, loss, and grief. In February 2009, Mary Torczon suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) when an improvised explosive device exploded about 20 feet from her as she was passing near an Iraqi [...]

By | 2018-03-24T17:19:57+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Veterans, Veterans Benefits, Women|0 Comments

VA continues commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War

VA continues commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War 29 Image At Camp Nelson @VANatCemeteries in Kentucky, a wreath is presented in honor of today's National Vietnam War Veterans Day. #HonoringVets pic.twitter.com/UfKJgv0e4M Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 11:48 am Posted in Honoring Vets, Secretary's Blog, Top Stories by David Shulkin 29 comments [...]

By | 2018-04-10T14:24:17+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Seniors, Veterans, Women|0 Comments

US Announces New Sanctions on North Korea

US Announces New Sanctions Against Smugglers Who Bring Fuel to North Korea The White House takes aim at international shipping companies in its latest attempt to undermine Pyongyang’s weapons developments. The U.S. government will impose sanctions on 27 international shipping companies that have helped the North Korean regime smuggle coal and oil into the country, [...]

By | 2018-02-26T15:39:40+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Seniors|0 Comments