By Debbie Gregory. The federal government will look into whether 70-year-old Vietnam veteran Robert L. Brady will have to give up Bane, the mixed-breed sidekick that his psychologist deemed as an emotional support dog. Brady filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) after a judicial arbitrator determined the dog […]
Entries for the ‘Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)’ Category
By Debbie Gregory. Advocates of medicinal marijuana use for veterans believe in its effectiveness in treating chronic pain. Now the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has authorizes its physicians and care teams to speak openly with veteran patients about their marijuana use. Currently, VA doctors cannot prescribe medical cannabis, but thanks to VHA Directive 1315, […]
By Debbie Gregory. Military veteran benefits such as the Montgomery GI Bill, the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and now the Forever GI Bill, have enabled education for veterans by paying for expenses such as tuition, textbooks, and housing. With those obstacles out of the way, there are still some challenges for veterans that are transitioning from […]
By Debbie Gregory. He was once a standout student in law school and an Army medic. But in the very early morning hours on New Year’s Eve, 37-year-old Matthew Riehl shot four sheriff’s deputies who responded to a complaint at his apartment in the Denver suburb of Highlands Ranch, killing Sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish. At […]
By Debbie Gregory. In a continuing effort to treat Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and reduce the number of veteran suicides, the Department of Veterans Affairs has approved hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to some veterans with PTSD. In a hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, the air pressure is increased to three times higher than normal air pressure. […]
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