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Medical kidnapping of the elderly: U.S. Air Force veteran held hostage by New York hospital

Julie Wilson, March 15 2016
Sadly, a World War II veteran spent the remainder of his life suffering amid insufficient medical care while his family was entangled in a nasty custody battle with the state of New York.

This Veteran Faced Life in Prison for One Nonviolent Crime. After 19 Years, He’s Free.

Josh Siegel, December 06, 2015
Douglas Lindsay was supposed to serve life in prison for a first-time, nonviolent drug crime.

Study of 83,000 veterans finds cardiovascular benefits to testosterone replacement

A Veterans Affairs database study of more than 83,000 patients found that men whose low testosterone was restored to normal through gels, patches, or injections had a lower risk of heart attack, stroke, or death from any cause, versus similar men who were not treated.

Chiggers, Sand Fleas and Scorpions!

From the Sand Pit it's freezing here. I'm sitting on hard, cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains, along the Dar 'yoi Pomir River , watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave. Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.

VA Says Six Percent of Combat Vets Have TBIs

By Rick Maze
    The Army Times

    Sunday 04 November 2007

    About 6 percent of Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans seeking treatment at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries, according to preliminary data released Friday.

    A VA mandatory screening program that took effect in April has looked at 61,285 veterans of the wars. Of those, 19.2 percent were identified on the screening questionnaire as potentially suffering from traumatic brain injuries and were referred for more tests.

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Fewer Vietnam vets had stress disorder: study

By Amy Norton

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The widely cited estimate that 1-in-3 Vietnam veterans suffered post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of their service may be too high, researchers are reporting.

In a detailed re-analysis of a 1988 U.S. government study, researchers found that the figure is probably closer to 20 percent, with about 9 percent of vets still showing PTSD symptoms a dozen years after the war ended.

The 1988 study had estimated that 15 percent of veterans were still suffering from the disorder at the time.

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The battle after the battle

by LES BLUMENTHAL
The News Tribune
July 11th, 2005
The day before his 22nd birthday, a bomb hanging from a tree along a road near Fallujah exploded above Rory Dunn’s Humvee.

Dunn’s forehead was crushed from ear to ear, leaving his brain exposed. His right eye was destroyed by shrapnel; the left eye nearly so. His hearing was severely damaged.

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