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Please Sign: VA, Offer Pituitary Screening to All Veterans!
Health & Wellness  (tags: pituitary, hypopituitarism, veterans, EID blasts, PTSD, TBI, hormonal imbalance, corisol, adrenalin, depression, suicide, US Veterans Administration, Dept of Veteran Affairs )

Susan
- 12 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Pituitary.org says that 1 in 5 people suffer from pituitary dysfunction - even more so if you have suffered any kind of jolt to the head, as have many war veterans. Screening for this condition will certainly save lives and quality of life for many vets.
We Can't Afford to Lose Any More Veterans to Suicide! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: treatment, humanrights, death, suicide, veterans, family, humans )

Nancy
- 693 days ago - theveteranssite.greatergood.com
Providing insurance coverage for PTSD and depression treatment is imperative. And establishing country-wide and state crisis hotlines can help those who feel they have nowhere to turn.
Study Paints Picture of Aging, Homeless Veterans
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, homelessness, more vets homeless, sick, poverty, VA's Healthcare for Homeless Veterans, male/female veterans )

Judy
- 945 days ago - nationaljournal.com
Veterans are significantly more likely to be homeless than civilian adults, and these homeless vets are getting steadily older and sicker, researchers reported on Friday.
A Vet's Best Friend
Health & Wellness  (tags: Veterans, rehab, AlternativeMed, Body-Mind-Spirit, health, humans, interesting, medicine, treatment )

Cat
- 1924 days ago - video.msn.com
A yellow Lab that transformed his life. You'll love it!
Army Suicide Rate Could Top Nation's This Year - CNN.Com
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, suicide, death, illness, study, risks )

Maryann
- 2161 days ago - cnn.com
The rate of suicides among-active duty soldiers is on pace to surpass both last year's numbers and the rate of suicide in the general U.S. population for the first time since the Vietnam war, according to U.S. Army officials. Officials attribute the
SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCK EFFORT TO AID PARALYZED VETERANS
Health & Wellness  (tags: Republicans, Congress, Veterans, health care, paralyzed veterans, Christopher and Dana Reeve Act, spinal cord injuries, Advancing America's Priorities Act, GOP, troops, war, bush administration, military )

Blue
- 2222 days ago - rawstory.com
The bill, Advancing America's Priorities Act, was blocked by a 50-42 vote, short of the 60 votes need to overcome a filibuster. It was created in an effort to draw attention to Sen. Tom Coburn, a stalwart crusader for tightening the pursestrings of gove
New Generation of Homeless Vets Emerge
Health & Wellness  (tags: society, health, veterans, depression, treatment )

Cal
- 2414 days ago - hosted.ap.org
For as long as the United States has sent its young men - and later its young women - off to war, it has watched as a segment of them come home and lose the battle with their own memories, their own scars, and wind up without homes
120 Veterans Commit Suicide Each Week!
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, suicide, Pentagon, Iraq, war, deaths, statistics )

Good
- 2470 days ago - care2.com
Pentagon says this is no problem, because they are doing this not due to the war, but because they are having "personal problems".
Wounded Warriors Face Home-Front Battle With VA
Health & Wellness  (tags: VA, veterans, disabled )

Mindi
- 2479 days ago - cnn.com
"Sometimes, you get lost in the system," he told CNN. "I feel like a Social Security number. I don't feel like Tyler Ziegel."
Revamp Urged for Care of Veterans
Health & Wellness  (tags: US, Veterans, Iraq, Iraq war, Congress, legislation, healthcare, disability, US troops, Afghanistan, injured, wounded, soldiers, family-assistance, long-term rehab )

K. A.
- 2510 days ago - washingtonpost.com
President Bush sent legislation to Congress yesterday to revamp the health-care and disability system for U.S troops wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan by eliminating duplicative bureaucracy and providing more assistance to families dealing with the long-term
Wounded Vets Also Suffer Financial Woes
Health & Wellness  (tags: Veterans, Americans, PTSD, illness, prevention, research, lack of treatment, shame on society! )

G.
- 2527 days ago - apnews1.iwon.com
He was one of America's first defenders on Sept. 11, 2001, a Marine who pulled burned bodies from the ruins of the Pentagon. He saw more horrors in Kuwait and Iraq. Today, he can't keep a job, pay his bills, or chase thoughts of suicide from his tortured
VA Hospital Turned Away Suicidal Vet, Family Says
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, veterans, treatment )

Samuel
- 2718 days ago - cnn.com
Although he earned two purple hearts for fighting in Iraq, Marine Jonathan Schulze was rejected by a Minnesota VA hospital when he needed urgent treatment.His father and stepmother both insist they heard Schulze tell the intake nurse he was "suicidal."
   

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