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The Road to Recovery May Be Green

Jared Green | Posted 10.03.2016 | Green
Jared Green

Can spending time in nature help heal veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury? As suicides from PTSD sufferers only increase, the Institute for Integrative Health (TIIH) seeks out answers to this important question through their new Green Road project, which just opened at the Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of Walter Reed Military Medical Center, in Maryland.

The Digitalization of Prosthetics Is Transforming How Wounded Service Members and Veterans Recover

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Sitting on Dr. Peter Liacouras's desk is a razor, a stick of deodorant, and a partially built prosthetic arm. Behind him, several 3D printers buzz away. His goal is simple: to allow wounded service members to do the things that they used to do before getting injured.

The Face of Memorial Day

Siobhan Fallon | Posted 05.25.2016 | Women
Siobhan Fallon

When I see the Memorial Day photos of Arlington, I know those simple white markers represent entire lives. They are the boys running across a soccer field, the kid bagging your groceries, the girls playing varsity volleyball -- every one of them somebody's child who had an entire life of promise ahead.

Quadruple Amputee Veteran To Build Fully Accessible Retreat Home For Wounded Vets

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.02.2015 | Impact

Travis Mills is at it again. The retired staff sergeant and quadruple amputee announced last week that his organization -- the Travis Mills Foundat...

David Lohr

Bullied Eyewitnesses Blast Rapper's Wrongful Conviction, Join Family In Plea For New Trial | David Lohr | Posted 11.16.2015 | Crime

HAMMOND, La. -- In 2001, they say, they were bullied into silence or forced to lie in court to help prosecutors wrongfully convict a 22-year-old rap a...

Ignoring Real Heroes? Terrorism, Ferguson, Ebola

Hal Donahue | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Last year was not a kind year. Deadly serious issues confronted the nation. It did not go well. Several arenas epitomized these issues more than most.

Obama Goes To Hospital For Sore Throat

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama went to a hospital on Saturday after complaining about a sore throat, the White House announced. According to the White Hous...

Molly O'Toole

A Job Kept This Iraq Veteran From Hanging Himself | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact

Promethazine, zolpidem, nortriptyline, morphine, divalproex, metoprolol, prazosin, ibuprofen, diazepam, quetiapine, meperidine, trazodone, mirtazapine...

Prince Harry Meets Wounded Warriors At Walter Reed

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 05.10.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Prince Harry wrapped up a two-day trip to Washington, D.C., Friday with a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethe...

Dave Jamieson

Walter Reed's Low-Wage Janitors Working Without Pay | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2012 | DC

Update: The Gazette reports that the workers received their checks late Tuesday. WASHINGTON -- Janitors and housekeepers who clean the Walter Reed ...

WATCH: Taylor Morris, Quadruple Amputee, Dances With Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact

Taylor Morris and Danielle Kelly's love story is a captivating one: Morris was hit by an explosive device while serving in Afghanistan and became one ...

Q&A With Jim Gaffigan: 'Hot Pocket' Comedian Reaches Out to Our Wounded Soldiers (VIDEO)

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.08.2012 | Comedy
Joshua Kors

Jim Gaffigan recently spoke with me about why he's reaching out to military families, why becoming famous has been both a blessing and a curse, and why his stand-up doesn't need swear words to hit home.

Walter Reed Reuse Plan Forum Scheduled For Wednesday

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.04.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Walter Reed Local Redevelopment Authority is hosting a community forum Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., to discuss the Walter Reed A...

Walter Reed Medical Center Merger Costs $1B More Than Original Estimate

Posted 10.31.2011 | Impact

After a century of rehabilitating veterans, The Walter Reed Medical Center discharged its last patient on Saturday in preparation for its merger with ...

David Wood

Afghanistan War's Enduring Legacy: A Surge In U.S. Troops Suffering Double And Triple Amputations | David Wood | Posted 07.30.2011 | World

American soldiers and Marines walking combat patrols in Afghanistan have suffered a surge of gruesome injuries, losing one or both legs and often thei...

Congresswoman Giffords Benefits From Civilian/Military Health Care Cooperation That Navy Attempts to Dismantle

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

Giffords' survival to this day is vivid testimony to the effectiveness of our Department of Defense and civilian medical communities not just to patient care but to the dissemination of information and training.

Beyond Sorrow: The Resilience Of The Human Spirit

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Commonly we find resiliency through connection: to nature, to community, to inner strengths, to a sense of life bigger than the circumstances we see in front of us.

Bob Dole Reportedly Hospitalized

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: A spokesman tells Amy Walter of ABC News that Dole was admitted to the hospital on Thursday but has since been released. -- Bob Dole has...

While Husband Serves Abroad, Military Wife Becomes Mrs. Claus This Season

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Tracy Hall, whose husband Jonathan is currently serving in Afghanistan, noticed that the children of wounded or deployed soldiers weren't getting...

3 Comments on Chairman of the Joint Chiefs' Memorandum

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As the Department of Defense squanders over 1.5 Billion dollars on the less than average New Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Admiral Mul...

Walter Reed Closure Begins; Wounded Warriors Surge

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

As a truly world class rehabilitation facility closes at Walter Reed, that facility is being replaced by fragmented and geographically separate facilities. Now care for our combat wounded is about to suffer further.

Afghanistan: 9th Anniversary. Anyone Give a Damn?

Josh Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Rushing

The invasion of Afghanistan's ninth anniversary passed in DC this week with hardly a notice. Media desperate to illustrate the story flocked to a sm...

Perfecting a More Perfect Union

Morris Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morris Davis

My father was a 100 percent disabled veteran of World War II. He left home a healthy man in the prime of life and returned seriously disabled by a br...

McChrystal, Sympton not Cause; DoD Healthcare Debacle Continues

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

DoD Photo McChrystal is a symptom and not a cause of the problems within the Department of Defense (DoD). For far too long, the folks at the Pentagon ...

Soldiers Call Army Trauma Units 'Worse Than Iraq'

New York Times | JAMES DAO and DAN FROSCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A year ago, Specialist Michael Crawford wanted nothing more than to get into Fort Carson's Warrior Transition Battalion, a special unit created to pro...