Health Care Costs Mount as Injured Veterans Survive Longer
The cost of caring for veterans who have suffered debilitating injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan is rising along with survival rates, multiple injuries and pressure on the VA to improve services.
Brain Injury, Stress Overlap in Common War Wounds
High-impact explosions, roadside bombs and mortar attacks can result in both physical and psychological trauma, a phenomenon that researchers are only beginning to understand.
PTSD a Defining Diagnosis for Post-9/11 Veterans
Hundreds of thousands of troops have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder over the past decade, but it’s a controversial diagnosis that some believe stigmatizes the condition and dissuades soldiers from seeking help.
Veterans Try Alternative Treatments from Yoga to Marijuana
Troops returning from war are turning to experimental remedies to treat post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries while the VA studies whether such methods will help.
“Marching Forward:” A Documentary About Alternative Paths to Recovery
“Marching Forward” is a documentary about post-9/11 veterans’ journeys to recovery upon returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. While prescription pills may work for many veterans with post-traumatic stress, News21 reporters Jake Stein and Bonnie Campo documented the lives of those opting for alternatives, ranging from yoga and acupuncture to medical marijuana, music and fly fishing.
War is Loud: Hearing Loss Most Common Veteran Injury
Field generators, weapons and helicopters contribute to the most common veterans’ injury at a cost of more than $1.4 billion a year in disability payments for hearing loss and other auditory problems.