Active military members, veterans and those around them have mental health care and substance abuse treatment options around the state.
Medical & Health
Officials from a La Crosse-based company have said they landed four U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs contracts worth up to $3 billion to provide medical disability examinations.
Irwin Stovroff has received hundreds of thank-you cards since starting a nonprofit that pairs service dogs with veterans in need, but there’s one letter in particular that stands out to him.
Millions of U.S. military servicemen and women have returned to civilian life after serving in the armed forces, and while serving in the military is challenging, many returning veterans find reintegrating even more difficult.
Lee Chiropractic and Athletic Training in Geneseo will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, but not for the reasons you might think.
Marta O’Conner used to be pretty angry. The Beaufort woman constantly grappled with the resentment she would feel at the sight of people who were happy.
Veterans Among First Patients to Receive Cell Therapy for Heart Failure Under $10 Million Department of Defense Grant
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Investigators to Collaborate with Investigators from The Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson Department of Veterans Affairs to Study Difficult-to-Treat Heart Condition
Watch Iraq war veteran Jerral learning how to control the world’s most advanced prosthetic arm with his mind.
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The report details all deaths in 2015 by cause and makes predictions for 2030, giving an impression of how global health will develop over the next 14 years.
The game of basketball is offering a different kind of therapy for military veterans living with a disability.
President Barack Obama is touting strides in reducing homelessness among military veterans as his administration reaches the halfway point in building a massive database on veterans’ health.
Today, the Veterans Health Administration released new data about veterans’ suicides, based upon examination of over 55 million veteran records from 1979 to 2014, from every state in the nation and U.S. territories.
Andy Grant, severely injured by an IED in Afghanistan, elected to have his leg amputated for a better quality of life and has now set his mind to beating the world record for 10 km by a single amputee.
VA benefit pays for emergency care rendered for non-service-connected conditions for enrolled veterans who have no other source of payment for care.
Video Intro Prescription drugs and medical marijuana continue to be at the center of an ongoing debate between those who are tasked with determining the best treatments for combat veterans who suffer from wartime ailments and those who have found temporary relief and even cures for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) in medical marijuana. In the movie […]
Veterans recently joined a tour of a local dispensary and testing lab to tell their stories of how medical marijuana has improved their lives since they left the military.
When organizers asked Brandon Wilson to moderate the upcoming PTSD Town Hall, he had no hesitation, despite a schedule that often has him working 70-80 hours a week.
The stallion kicked out, nostrils flaring. In the ring, it faced off against a 32-year-old former infantryman.
Most of the media coverage of President Obama’s trip to Asia has focused on whether the president should apologize to Japan for the United States dropping an atomic bomb on Hiroshima at the end of World War II.
Veterans whose war wounds have rendered them infertile are one step closer to having their service-related condition covered by the Veterans Affairs Department.
Kori Shellard is an Army veteran, and a widow with two small kids and a chipped front tooth. For her, a trip to the dentist was more than she could afford.
The mother of incarcerated Army veteran Joshua Eisenhauer quietly held a sign in his support, waving at cars that honked as they passed.
A billionaire hedge-fund manager has pledged $275 million to build clinics offering free mental health care to veterans and their families.
Veterans have long been breaking new ground for American social programs. A pension program for Civil War vets was thefirst national-level welfare program of any kind.
Becoming an occupational therapist appealed to Alondra Ammon and Joshua Stoudt because both Samuel Merritt University (SMU) students value a holistic approach to recovery from illness and injury.
A leading hospital system in the U.S. is courting military veterans with a multimillion-dollar ad campaign, sparking concern from some veterans groups that such a marketing push could weaken the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system.
Larry Gries joked that a few years ago, he was the University of Southern Indiana dental hygiene students’ guinea pig.
During a firefight in Afghanistan in 2005, Army Cpl. Tyler Wilson, 20, was hit by a bullet that pierced his spine and left him paralyzed below the waist.
The old Army cook and the injured artilleryman sat shooting the breeze at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago.