Breaking the Cycle of PTSD Triggers through Meditation and Mindfulness

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2016
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According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7 or 8 out of every 100 people in the U.S. – or almost 8% – will experience posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. While it is today perhaps most widely associated with veterans returning from combat, a person can develop PTSD after Read More »

‘My Life, My Story’ Helps VA Patients Share More with Their Physicians

Posted in Uncategorized on August 1, 2016
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Recent studies show that the majority of U.S. physicians spend only 15-20 minutes with each patient, with some spending as little as 9 minutes with each. In a world where doctors feel rushed to see as many patients as possible, and are inundated with charts, vitals, and lists of symptoms, they work to make the Read More »

Healing Waters: Fly Fishing Brings Peace to Wounded Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on July 6, 2016
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Walking up the lawn to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. you might not be surprised to see a young soldier, bandaged and in a wheel chair after more than three years of surgeries. What you might surprise you, however, is to see this same man with a fly fishing rod in his Read More »

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2016
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In order to bring greater awareness to the issue of PTSD, the United States Senate designated June as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), also naming June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. Through this designation, it is hoped that more people will be aware of the disorder and how it Read More »

Is a Service Dog Right for Your Family?

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2016
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Welcoming a serviceman home after their tour ends requires many transitions. Often, veterans come home with physical or psychological scars that require special attention. Many find comfort in support groups, medical care, but others may need a different type of assistance. This is where a constant companion, such as a service dog may fill a Read More »

Using Insurance to Pay for Long-term Healthcare

Posted in Uncategorized on June 22, 2016
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Veterans, just like many other Americans, may feel apprehension thinking about how they will pay for health care as they age, especially if they were to get seriously ill or need assistance performing activities of daily living (ADLs).  Once you have retired, you must seriously consider your cost of living, and how it may be Read More »

Art Therapy Helping Veterans Heal Body and Mind

Posted in Uncategorized on June 20, 2016
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Veterans return from the theater of war with many new experiences and memories. Unfortunately, many of these are traumatic, haunting, and even morally conflicting. The immediate loss of comrades, the gray area of on-the-spot decisions made in battle, and the evil they can’t ignore in a world far from home – these memories cling to Read More »

7 Ways Equine Therapy is Helping Veterans

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7, 2016
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Most of us have had dreams of being a cowboy or cowgirl, riding through the Wild West on our very own horse that is smart, fast, and loyal. Many of the old Westerns taught us that a horse could be a cowboy’s best friend, and that their relationship was a partnership built on mutual trust. Read More »

Top 10 VeteranAid Blog Posts of 2015

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2016
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It's hard to believe that the year is almost halfway over. The VeteranAid blog started in October of last year. Here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from 2015: 7 Outstanding Professional Athletes that Served in the Military The connection between excelling in the military and in the sports arena are obvious. Hard work, dedication, Read More »

Important Tax Deductions for Assisted Living

Posted in Uncategorized on May 19, 2016
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As your parents or other senior loved ones age, you are most likely playing a role in their care. And while some prepared seniors may have the funds to cover their care costs, many will end up needing financial assistance from family members. The good news is that some of these expenses may actually be Read More »