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The Aftermath: Robert Carson Krause Writes About his Struggle with PTSD and his Belief that War Is a Senseless Exercise in Futility

PARKER, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 5.2 million Americans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, every year. This disorder is a severe mental disease that can cause witnesses and victims of war, violent crimes and other traumatic events to believe that they […]

AbilityOne, USO Unite to Support Wounded Warriors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The AbilityOne Program, the largest single source of U.S. employment for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities, has entered into a strategic alliance with the USO, which is known internationally for providing morale-boosting activities and services to the military. This alliance will leverage the resources of both […]

Neuro Kinetics at Battlefield Healthcare Conference: ‘Promising’ Technology Can Aid Brain-Injured Soldiers

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — With about 20% of combat soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq suffering from mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), medical device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. (www.neuro-kinetics.com) next week will spotlight “promising” testing techniques to screen and monitor afflicted military personnel. The company will present data at the September 14(th)-17(th) Battlefield Healthcare […]

Employers Targeting U.S. Veterans for Hiring

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Re-entering the workforce in today’s job market can be a daunting task, especially for those returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Earlier this year, the Labor Department reported an 11.2 percent jobless rate for Gulf War veterans over 18 years old, 4 percentage points higher than the previous […]

Understanding the Agent Orange Impact 40 Years Later

Understanding the Impact 40 Years Later U.S. Vietnam Veterans and Agent Orange: National Organization on Disability With funding from the Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin June 1, 2009 Foreword The following paper was commissioned by the Ford Foundation Special Initiative on Agent Orange/Dioxin and written by the National Organization on Disability (NOD). The […]

Mesothelioma and Veterans

Mesothelioma is rare disease that forms in the lining of the lungs called the ‘mesothelium.’ This lining serves as a barrier against harmful cells that could be inhibiting the body. It also contains fluid that allows the organs to move freely and without friction around the body. This cancerous disease can also be found in […]

Troop Care Panel Will Find Truth

President Bush said Wednesday the bipartisan panel he named to investigate problems at the nation’s military and veterans hospitals would work to restore confidence in the system of caring for wounded troops. “Any report of medical neglect will be taken seriously by this administration,” Bush said in an Oval Office meeting with the co-chairmen of […]