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Pairing Pups and Veterans with PTSD

By Debbie Gregory. With an increase in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnoses within the veteran community, the Department of Veterans Affairs is joining forces with non-profit Canine Companions to study how service dogs might be able to aid those struggling with the disorder. The joint pilot program is launching at Canine Companions’ Northwest Training Center […]

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The Most Stressful Job in America – Being in the Military

By Debbie Gregory. Stress. It’s a big part of our daily lives, and much of it derives from the kind of work we do. Some jobs, naturally, involve more stress than others for obvious reasons, including the potential for physical harm. As recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown, performing on the battlefield is […]

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Can Transition Stress Be A Bigger Problem Than PTSD?

By Debbie Gregory. Stress is the enemy of mental and physical health. It is believed that most veterans experience high levels of stress during the transition to civilian life, however transition stress has received very little attention in the shadow of post-traumatic stress disorder. While PTSD has become a much-discussed affliction, transition stress, a seemingly […]

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Due to Federal Law, VA Won’t Research Effects of Marijuana on PTSD and Chronic Pain

By Debbie Gregory. Due to federal restrictions, the Department of Veterans Affairs will not conduct research on the effectiveness of medical cannabis on post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain. Although doing so would not be illegal, there would be a lot of red tape to cut through. The announcement is a huge setback for those […]

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New VA Online Wizard Aims to Upgrade Your Discharge

By Debbie Gregory. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new online wizard that will assist veterans who are seeking to upgrade their military discharges. By going to the VA’s Vets.gov benefits website, participants go through a series of questions that guides them, step by step, through the upgrade process based on their […]

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