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    Huge changes at the Department of Defense and the VA
    The Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs have both taken huge steps recently to correct mistakes in their handling of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel directed military review boards...
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    Mothers with active PTSD more likely to suffer spontaneous preterm birth
    PTSD health effects may extend, through birth outcomesPost-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after experiencing events that create fear, helplessness or horror, such as a threat to life or physical integrity. Seeing another person in a...
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    Army Chaplain Came Back From Iraq With PTSD
    This Veterans Day take a moment to remember all American veterans, whoever they are. We don’t normally think of a priest having PTSD, but Father Patrick Van Durme, a Rochester diocesan priest who has served as an Army chaplain since 2008...
  • Ghost on the stairs
    Constant prayers, house blessings finally stopped 'demonic infestation'
    Anyone who doubts the power of prayers needs to read this story. Back in December of 1998, Allegheny County commissioner Bob Cranmer and his family moved into a Pennsylvania home. At first he thought they had a “friendly ghost” but...
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    Veterans are running and walking for veterans' issues: Part 2: Sgt. Tahmooressi
    With all of the unfortunate news about scandals and possible deaths related to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, good news seems to get lost in the mainstream media. With this in mind, it seems appropriate to distribute...
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    U.S. Marine returned by Mexico: How did this happen?
    America is a very odd place. You can drive around with loaded guns in some places and have no problems at all. You can do the same thing in the nation’s capital and get into big trouble. You can climb fences and cross lines, and that will...
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    'Forgotten Lunatics of the Great War': Of the mentally ill WWI English soldier
    This is a study of the experiences of mentally ill World War I servicemen in England. It follows their medical and psychiatric treatment during and after the war and their dealings with the Ministry of Pensions in particular.At first blush, this...
  • Sgt. Tahmooressi released from Mexican prison
    Sgt. Tahmooressi released from Mexican prison
    After months of languishing in a Mexican prison, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was granted his release by a Mexican judge:A Mexican judge has freed jailed US Marine Andrew Tahmooressi, his family said late Friday.Tahmooressi, 26, who served two tours of...
  • Veterans are running and walking for veterans' issues: Part 1:  PTSD awareness
    Veterans are running and walking for veterans' issues: Part 1: PTSD awareness
    With all of the unfortunate news about scandals and possible deaths related to the U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsHealthcare System, good news seems to get lost in the mainstream media. With this in mind, it seems appropriate to distribute...
  • Every dog can with trauma
    Oxytocin, trauma, PTSD, and healing: hug a dog today
    In the article “Ebola and the dog, to kill or not to kill,” it was mentioned that if a dog owned by an Ebola patient is killed, then the patient may not be able to benefit from healing hormones like Oxytocin that they receive when in...
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    Doctors Seek to Rename PTSD - All Wounds Are Not Visible
    Two Physicians, Dr. Eugene Lipov, M.D. (who developed the Stellate Ganglion Block for treatment of PTSD) and Dr. Frank Ochberg, M.D. of East Lansing, Michigan have started a movement to change the name of PTSD to PTSI.Lipov and Ochberg agree that...
  • World Mental Health Awareness
    World Mental Health Awareness
    World Mental Health Day is being celebrated on Friday, October 10. I had the privilege and honor of interviewing poet Deborah Wiederhold, who has led an amazing journey, facing challenges and overcoming obstacles on her path to success. Recently...
  • Erectile dysfunction skyrockets for post 9/11 warfighters
    Erectile dysfunction skyrockets for post 9/11 warfighters
    Army Times published findings yesterday from a report by military epidemiologists that indicate erectile dysfunction, or ED, has skyrocketed for veterans in the last decade. In fact, the condition has doubled since 2004. What wasn’t alarming...
  • Some parts of war are easier to lay down than others
    Drudge Report: Will WH punish or help war-ravaged intruder?
    Tuesday's Drudge Report banner raised the ante that the White House may victimize a mentally disturbed veteran to cover shame over his effortless security breach. The banner article covered the plight of "damaged veterans" returning...
  • Hounds Helping Heroes Heal needs your support
    Hounds Helping Heroes Heal needs your support
    Hounds Helping Heroes Heal (H4) is an organization that helps connect U.S. Military Veterans with PTSD service dogs. The organization was founded by Susan Herbert who has been witness to her own mentor, Mark German, struggle through the battle of...