Health Issues directly related to veterans and their families
Amputee Veterans and Segways = Mobility
Severely wounded Veterans are now able to dramatically increase mobility with donated Segways. Check out how it works and how you can help.
Been Through the Valley of the Shadow of PTSD
You haven’t had the nightmare in over a month. You haven’t been blind-sided by an anxiety attack in two whole weeks. And you actually have a little money in the bank.
Combating PTSD During the Holidays
Between the week of Thanksgiving and the sixth of January, we as social beings put ourselves through absolute emotional torture. Add to that the agony of dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and is it any wonder why so many veterans dread the holidays?
From the Battlefield to the Homefront
The battle is over. Your hero has come home from the war. But now you can’t get him out of bed. How do you help your beloved veteran cope with the transition from the battlefield to the homefront?
Help Him Through the Valley of the Shadow of PTSD
Eventually, someone is going to desperately need your old buddy’s help to walk Through the Valley of the Shadow of PTSD. And he can’t help until he is where you are now.
Hypertension in Women Veterans
Are you or a woman veteran you know and love at risk for hypertension? Do what it takes to live a long and healthy life. Help knock hypertension out of the top three diagnosed problems for women vets.
Review – Facing the Wall
“Today was to be the turning point in my life. Feelings I had buried so deeply had begun to surface. I had taken my first step on a journey that would transport me from my comfortable home back to the jungles of Vietnam, and forward into an uncertain future of pain and betrayal.” – Phil Ferrazano
Review – Tears of a Warrior
“Trauma is a silent, invisible adversary that makes daily life a greater challenge.”
“Silent screams and hidden wounds live in most of us and hide as unconscious and unforgettable memories. Don’t let your past experiences steal your joy, your faith..., your today or tomorrow.” Janet & Tony Seahorn
Review – Win Over PTSD
“When you live with someone with PTSD, you must learn to strike a balance between being a saint (and a doormat) or becoming a drill instructor. Many days you will feel like you are walking a tightrope. Unfortunately, it’s the nature of the beast, and you are not alone!” Charlene Rubush
Soldiers serving in Iraq/Afghanistan are coming home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) but there aren’t enough professionals available to meet the demand. Who picks up the slack?
The Center For The Intrepid
If you haven't heard about the Center for the Intrepid (CFTI), located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, it's time to pay attention.
These Drugs Will Take an Edge Off Your Depression
When the World Says, "These Drugs Will Take an Edge Off Your Depression"
Troops Exposed to Nerve Agents – the Benefits
When you think of the battles you must wage throughout life, one of the most terrifying is that of dementia. What if you could find a way to treat dementia? Even if it put thousands of US soldiers through torturous experiments, would the benefit out-weight the cost?
Troops Exposed to Nerve Agents – the Basics
Between 1955 and 1975, almost seven thousand Army soldiers volunteered to help test a new weapon: nerve gas. These 6,720 soldiers were exposed to anticholinesterase, specifically tuban, Sarin, Soman, cyclosarin, and VX. Reports assured the Army that there had been no significant long term effects.
Troops Exposed to Nerve Agents– Long-term Effects
Anticholinesterase agents are a “persistent organophosphate”, meaning it persists in the environment and its effects are cumulative. Once someone is exposed to this organophosphorus anticholinesterase agent, every subsequent exposure causes greater sensitivity to the chemical.
Veterans On Drugs -
Some recent Veterans have turned to professionals for help with PTSD and its symptoms. Many are receiving prescribed drugs in return. Is it the lesser of two evils?
Walking Through the Valley of the Shadow of PTSD
Clinging to this shadow is the stench of death, the betrayal of friends, and the loss of family. You seem to carry it with you no matter where you go. Its darkness taints every relationship and bleeds the very color out of life.
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