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VA Benefits Ultimately Failed One Young Veteran

VA Benefits Ultimately Failed One Young Veteran March 9, 2015. By Gordon Gibb.
Broward County, FL There is a widely held view that VA benefits are hard to come by due to the number of VA members applying and qualifying for benefits coupled with a backlog of cases and a lack of resources to properly deal with all the cases in a timely manner. Others hold the view that a culture of systematically denying VA disability benefits on the first application leads to an appeals process and delays that mirror a culture widely seen in the insurance industry.
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“They Set Me on Fire”

“They Set Me on Fire” August 31, 2013. By Brenda Craig.
Stafford, WV American military vet Steven Anthony was already living a life compromised by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) when he was suffered another blow to his already fragile mind at a Veteran’s hospital in Martinsburg, Virginia. Steven became a victim of veteran medical malpractice.
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Veterans PTSD Is On the Rise, New Programs to Help

Veterans PTSD Is On the Rise, New Programs to Help April 12, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Howell, NJ A program aimed at combating Veterans PTSD in New Jersey will not only help those who return from harm's way, but help in continuing to spread the word that post traumatic stress disorder veterans are out there and increasing in number, as recent reports suggest.
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VA PTSD: Brain Linked to PTSD

VA PTSD: Brain Linked to PTSD March 19, 2011. By Heidi Turner.
San Francisco, CA A recent study conducted by the VA concerning VA PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) suggests that the brain might be linked to development of or recovery from combat PTSD. The study, conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, found that a specific area of the brain was smaller in veterans who had not recovered from combat PTSD than in veterans who had recovered from their combat stress.
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Justices Hear Case Regarding Denial of Assistance for Veterans PTSD

Justices Hear Case Regarding Denial of Assistance for Veterans PTSD December 10, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Washington, DC US Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer recently wondered if Congress actually intended to deny assistance to post traumatic stress disorder veterans who missed deadlines for filing for help as a result of their disabilities, The New York Times reports.
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Changes Make It Easier for Veterans to Receive Veterans PTSD Treatment

Changes Make It Easier for Veterans to Receive Veterans PTSD Treatment November 17, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Phoenix, AZ Despite the fact that women have served alongside men in times of conflict (most in support roles, or serving as nurses and doctors), it is generally assumed that only the men come back with Veterans PTSD. However, women who enlist and serve in the military are just as apt to return with va ptsd, as the men.
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Texas Therapist Begins Using New Method to Treat PTSD

Texas Therapist Begins Using New Method to Treat PTSD October 18, 2010. By Charles Benson.
El Paso, TX A therapist in El Paso, Texas, recently began using a treatment that she believes will not only help veterans who are battling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but also children who suffer from the condition.
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Doctor: Blood Pressure Medication Can Treat PTSD

Doctor: Blood Pressure Medication Can Treat PTSD September 22, 2010. By Charles Benson.
Seattle, WA A Washington state doctor believes that a commonly used blood pressure medication may be able to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Decorated War Hero Rescued From His Veteran's PTSD

Decorated War Hero Rescued From His Veteran's PTSD September 16, 2010. By Gordon Gibb.
Charlotte, SCVeterans PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a very real hell on earth that some describe as "worse than the bullet." Jeremy Ignont, the much-decorated soldier who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, almost found himself a criminal when he returned to civilian life, instead of being hailed for the hero he was.
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Study Links VA PTSD to Dementia

Study Links VA PTSD to Dementia September 11, 2010. By Heidi Turner.
San Diego, CA A study has linked Veterans' PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) to dementia later in life. The study did not prove that post-traumatic stress disorder causes dementia, but it did show that combat PTSD is linked to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
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