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The effect of PTSD on the heart

Suffering a traumatic event and having underlying cardiac or systemic risks can result in even greater risk to health and risk of mortality. Roughly 8 percent of the population will suffer a traumatic event in their lifetime, and in any given year 8 million adults manifest...

source: By Denise A. Valenti
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Lou Gehrig's Disease — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — causes the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and muscles. As a result, the body experiences an eventual weakening of the muscles, respiratory failure, and death. While...

source: We Are Mighty

At GLAAD's San Francisco Gala, Laila Ireland stood before LGBTQ influencers and allies and publicly denounced President Donald Trump's decision to ban transgender people from the military. But it's not the first time she's spoken...

source: Refinery29

A House subcommittee criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs for inaccurate and unreliable reporting of how much it spends on mail, which lawmakers contended is a sign of larger management issues at the agency. The VA reported spending...

source: Stars and Stripes via Military.com

When the U.S. Selective Service System initiated the first of two draft lotteries in 1970 to send men to the war in Vietnam, 19-year-old Paul Barnes felt a sense of dread. "I was terrified about the possibility of being drafted," Barnes, 66, said in a recent interview....

source: Santa Fe New Mexican

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and now a prominent conservative senator has weighed in on the drug's promise in treating PTSD and other conditions. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, introduced the Marijuana...

source: Bloomberg

Repealing Obamacare would leave more than 9 percent of all veterans under 65 without health insurance, likely causing an increased strain on the Department of Veterans Affairs, researchers caution in a new report. As of 2015, about 5.8 percent of America's 10.8 million...

source: Military.com

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