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Iraq Troops’ PTSD Rate As High As 35 Percent, Analysis Finds

ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2009) — The Veterans’ Administration should expect a high volume of Iraq veterans seeking treatment of post traumatic stress disorder, with researchers anticipating that the rate among armed forces will be as high as 35%, according to the Management Insights feature in the current issue of Management Science, the flagship journal of […]

Secretary Shinseki Announces New Efforts to Explore Health Consequences of Service in Vietnam

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today plans to begin additional research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to better understand the health consequences of service in Vietnam. “The National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS) will allow VA to pursue another valuable research tool,” Secretary Shinseki said. […]

Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride Goes Country with Superstar Trace Adkins and Radio Legend Bob Kingsley

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — On September 25 and 26, Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) Soldier Ride will visit Nashville, Tennessee. Soldier Ride, which debuted in 2004, is Wounded Warrior Project’s rehabilitative cycling program for wounded warriors. The segmented rides raise public awareness for those that have been injured while fighting overseas. All participants are […]

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 […]