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VETERANS' CORNER: Many vets with PTSD still prescribed benzodiazepines
Department of Veterans Affairs doctors are continuing to prescribe tranquilizers such as Valium and Xanax to veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, despite VA guidelines advising against their use for the condition.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Helping homeless vets
The Veterans Administration has streamlined its efforts to help homeless vets by concentrating its efforts to help veterans in four areas. Employment, safe housing, health care and mental heath care are now more defined to aid veterans quicker.
VETERANS' CORNER: Suicides remain a military problem
Suicide remains a problem without a clear solution in both the active-duty and veterans communities.
VETERANS’ CORNER: Meanings to the folding of a flag
Having recently attended a veteran’s funeral service, I overheard a disagreement between some attendees regarding the reciting of meanings during each fold of the flag. The meaning of the folding of the American flag is not without importance. However, meanings of each fold are not official and not required.
VETERANS' CORNER: A sunny way to better health
Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin,” promotes bone and tooth development as well as normal growth. This vitamin helps your body with the utilization of phosphorous and calcium. Vitamin D is also essential for heart health.
Veterans, families not exempt from budget cuts
Despite assurances that veterans benefits and services will be exempt from the budget cuts triggered March 1, veterans and their families will share the suffering along with military counterparts.
Homeless female veterans a growing problem
Even as the Pentagon lifts the ban on women in combat roles, returning servicewomen are facing a battlefield of a different kind.
Putting vets to work as business franchisees goal of new program
On Feb. 21, TD Bank, headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. and Portland, Maine, announced it joined with the International Franchise Association and a pilot group of franchises to help military veterans become franchise owners.
PTSD can occur in people other than veterans, service members
Today, hundreds of thousands of service men and women and recent military veterans have seen combat. Many have been shot at, seen buddies killed, or witnessed death up close. These are the types of events that can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
Female veterans target of heart health outreach
On Feb. 1st the nation celebrated “National Wear Red Day” to educate women about the risks of heart disease.
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