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VA Expands Eligibility for VA Health Care Related to Military Sexual Trauma
Health & Wellness  (tags: military, troops, war, ethics, healthcare, healthcare, women, treatment, safety, research, protection )

James
- 22 days ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("VACAA"), today announced expanded eligibility for Veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassm
"This Is Our Responsibility and the Right Thing to Do for Veterans"
Health & Wellness  (tags: military, troops, war, healthcare, healthcare, housing, treatment, society, safety, protection )

James
- 111 days ago - vato21stcentury.blogspot.com
V.A. Rules May Enable Benefits Long Denied to Vietnam-Era Veterans SEPT. 3, 2014 - Thousands of Vietnam-era veterans barred from receiving benefits because of less-than-honorable discharges may be eligible for upgrades under a new set of guidelines rele
620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs | The Nation
Health & Wellness  (tags: ethics, lies, propaganda, iraq, dishonesty, corruption, military, media, economy, abuse, crime, war, rights, dishonesty, food, family, diet, protection, safety, prevention, treatment, nutrition )

Wild
- 120 days ago - thenation.com
This month, the US military announced that the air force had delivered more than 110,000 meal rations to stranded Yazidi refugees in Iraq, in a mission that prompted President Obama to hail "the skill and professionalism of our military, and the generosit
With Scant Media Attention, 'Human Catastrophe of Epic Proportions' Unfolding
Health & Wellness  (tags: Central African Republic, humanitarian crisis, war, slaughter, torture )

Brian
- 386 days ago - commondreams.org
"UN, humanitarian groups warn of spirialing crisis in the Central African Republic."
Syria's Grinding War Takes Toll On Children
Health & Wellness  (tags: Syria, war, Syrian chlldren, trauma, PTSD, horrors, 2 million children displaced, workshop for conflict zones, Alexandra Chen )

Judy
- 429 days ago - npr.org
Trauma experts "need to know enough to understand exactly what's going on in the brain of the children they are working with," Chen says of her trainees. Her course stresses the science of severe trauma, which can be toxic for the brain.
Tennessee Official Says Complaining About Water Quality Could Be Considered 'Act of Terrorism'
Health & Wellness  (tags: attempt to silence complaints, terrorism, americans, propaganda, lies, Govtfearmongering, government, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, usa, war, republicans, democrats, obama, bushadministration, abuse, cover-up, crime, elections, congress, media, politics )

Roxy
- 550 days ago - alternet.org
representative for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation told a group of concerned citizens that complaining about water quality could be considered an "act of terrorism," an attempt to silence complaints
PTSD: The Soldier's Private War
Health & Wellness  (tags: military, troops, vets, war, horror, wounds, post traumatic stress disorder, ptsd, surviving, VA, Veterans Administration, failing, suicide, homelessness, despair )

Brian
- 713 days ago - truth-out.org
"The VA system can't handle the influx of veterans with PTSD. The reason, says Hughes, is the downsizing of the military, which makes more veterans eligible for care in VA hospitals. Their alternative? Often, says Hughes, it is suicide."
Untreated Mental Illness the Invisible Fallout of War and Poverty
Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, disease, mental illness, study, war, poverty, health, humans, illness, ethics, healthcare )

Cal
- 804 days ago - ipsnews.net
Globally, close to 450 million people have mental health disorders, with more than 75 percent living in developing countries. Many are shut away or locked up. Few are ever treated, health experts say.
Military Wives Strip Down to Raise Awareness About PTSD: Battling Bare
Health & Wellness  (tags: war, usa, troops, military, freedoms, cover-up, americans, environment, healthconditions, safety, healthcare, Body-Mind-Spirit )

Susan
- 910 days ago - shine.yahoo.com
Ashley Wise's husband Rob is about as tough as they come. The career soldier spent 8 years in the Marines before joining the Army after 9/11 and serving on two tours of duty in Iraq, but in April this year, he hit a wall. He locked himself in a hotel room
10 Common Misconceptions About PTSD
Health & Wellness  (tags: Misconceptions, PTSD, soldiers, war, mental disorders )

Anna
- 1389 days ago - x-raytechnicianschools.org
Commonly associated with soldiers who've experienced unthinkable tragedies while at war, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can disrupt the lives of various people from various backgrounds.
SYRIA: Iraqi Refugees Face Painful Wait For Artificial Limbs
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, treatment, children, artificial limb, painful wait, Tdh, Terre des hommes, Syria, US military invasion, not enough, WHO, UNHCR, conflict, Refugees&Relief, war, iraq )

Naoko
- 1471 days ago - irinnews.org
Mohammed*, 38, whose right leg is severed above the knee, is one of many Iraqi refugees waiting for prosthetics at the Syrian branch of charity Terre des hommes (Tdh) orthopedic workshop.
Vietnam: Living With Agent Orange
Health & Wellness  (tags: Asia, USA, war, agent orange, dioxin, cancer, spina bifida, contaminated soils, children, illness, innocents, birth defects, Danang Association, justice? )

Marta
- 1719 days ago - irinnews.org
When US airplanes sprayed the jungle around Tran Thanh Dung with an orange mist during the Vietnam war, he did not know his children would suffer four decades later.
War Vets, Shelter Dogs Heal Together in Program
Health & Wellness  (tags: Vets, dogs, shelter, heal, PTSD, war, Body-Mind-Spirit )

Tonya
- 1826 days ago - msnbc.msn.com
Dave Sharpe was troubled by thoughts he could not share after he returned from a tour in Iraq.
Iraqi Former Battle Zone Sees Abnormal Clusters of Infant Tumours and Deformities.
Health & Wellness  (tags: Iraq, babies, environment, war, chemical interventions )

Janet
- 1861 days ago - truthout.org
"Doctors in Iraq's war-ravaged enclave of Falluja are dealing with up to 15 times as many chronic deformities in infants and a spike in early life cancers that may be linked to toxic materials left over from the fighting.WHAT really was going on there?
POW Benefit Claimants Exceed Recorded POWs
Health & Wellness  (tags: Veterans Administration, benefits, POW's, healthcare, war, troops, research, study, government, news )

Barbara
- 2082 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Prisoners of war suffer in ways most veterans don't, enduring humiliating forced marches, torture or other trauma that may haunt them long afterward. In partial recompense, the government extends them special benefits, from free parking and tax breaks...
 

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