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PTSD: Choosing Your Own Treatment Yields Better Results

A study has found that people with PTSD who choose their form of treatment, whether drugs or therapy, improved more than those who were prescribed one or the other regardless of their personal preference.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer
Jamie Robinson dressed as Wonder Woman.

Can CBD Help Veterans With PTSD and Pain?

Jamie Robinson is educating people on the health benefits of non-psychoactive CBD oil and how it can help veterans with PTSD and pain management.

By Celeste Cooper, RN
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The Best Treatment Options for Veterans Who Can't Sleep

A 2017 review reveals the best treatment options for sleep disturbances in veterans.

By Martin Reed
Distressed soldier talking with counselor.

The Significance of Insomnia and Depressive Disorders in Veterans

Paying attention to signs of isolation and sadness in veterans can help in preventing suicide and depressive disorders.

By Martin Reed
Man walking with senior parents.

Veteran Caregiver for Multiple Elders Tells It Like It Is

My elderly neighbor, Joe, had suddenly lost his wife to a stroke. His only child lived hundreds of miles away. How could I not help?

By Carol Bradley Bursack
Meditation May Help Lower Your A1C

Meditation May Help Lower Your A1C

Managing stress should be just as important as other components when controlling your diabetes.

By David Mendosa
Gas mask laid on camouflage fabric.

Agent Orange Linked to Skin Cancer

The U.S. Veterans Office never added skin cancer to the list of medical conditions associated with Agent Orange, and therefore have never paid for medical services needed for skin cancer in Vietnam veterans.

By Eileen Bailey
Studies Find Damage to Brains of Veterans with Gulf War Illness

Studies Find Damage to Brains of Veterans with Gulf War Illness

Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm of the Gulf War exposed soldiers to nerve agents, pesticides, herbicides and other toxic chemicals. Here’s what’s happened decades later.

By Karen Lee Richards
Dementia and PTSD in Veterans and Victims of War

Dementia and PTSD in Veterans and Victims of War

Although the mechanism between trauma and dementia has yet to be unraveled, we know the brain pays a huge and ongoing price when subjected to trauma.

By Christine Kennard
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Alzheimer's Disease as a Result of Agent Orange? (Q&A)

Community Q&A about Agent Orange and its potential effects as a risk factor for other chronic diseases.

By Dorian Martin