Author: Robert Beckman

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Prescribing Veteran Suicides: An Epidemic

Addressing the Epidemic of Veteran Suicides: This episode highlights the risks of excessive prescription practices, and advocates for a transformative strategy to restore the well-being of our veteran community.

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Veterans: Your Brain May be Unwired

We need to support our brain’s ability to heal. Our bodies, our brains are designed to heal. When tissue is wounded, extra oxygen is necessary for the tissue to survive and heal. HBOT is a powerful tool that enhances the oxygen delivery in the blood and has been proven to help the brain to heal and detoxify. Read More
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy May Be the First, Only Clinically Effective Treatment for Long COVID

Therapies like HBOT are an exciting innovation that can transform the treatment of long COVID. HBOT can provide long term improvements to neuroplasticity and reduce brain damage—it is the only therapy that has been proven safe and effective, improving psychological symptoms, pain symptoms, and quality of life in patients with long COVID. Read More
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How Big is the Veteran Suicide Problem?

Overview of the policies and flawed science behind the Veteran suicide, drug overdose deaths, diabetic amputations, and mental health epidemics. This series intends to tackle a range of subjects that afflict Veterans, especially suicide and drug overdoses which, along with diabetic lower limb amputations, are at epidemic levels. Read More
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New Days Could be Dawning

From football fields to battlefields to America’s classrooms and assisted living facilities, citizens and policymakers and the medical profession are wondering what can be done about suicides, “mental health” and the growing sense that daily life is causing damage to our brains. Whether it’s sports, or legal and illegal drugs, or violence, or online abuse and bullying and shaming, or mass casualty events, or the suicide and opioid epidemics, increasing numbers of young and old have “mental health problems.” We seem to be losing our minds.

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Bad Trip: Expert says VA studies psychedelics but ignores proven Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy!

CBS Audio: Eye on Veterans. Although this technology is FDA approved for things like burns and diabetic foot ulcers, Beckman says the VA ignores proof that it’s effective for treating brain wounds, TBI’s, concussions and depression which has fueled the suicide epidemic in America. Read More
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What the world knows that the VA does not: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is safe, effective and can restore health

Athletes are waking up to the Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for brain wound healing, health, endurance, peak performance, and the competitive edge. A high-profile college football program began using HBOT to manage player injuries and fatigue. The therapy quickly became a key factor in their injury management and prevention strategy. The team noted shorter recovery periods after injuries, and players were able to return to play faster than before, demonstrating HBOT’s efficacy in a high-contact sports environment. Numerous professional athletes use HBOT.

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VA Continues to Avoid Treating and Healing Brain Wounds

2024 reminds us that the Veterans Administration continues off-course by avoiding actual brain wound healing while pumping more $$$$ into research, “Mental Health,” and achieving a new normal. Meanwhile, the suicide rate continues upward. Read More
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Phoenix clinic receives grant for hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help veterans

Too many of our heroes who served and sacrificed in our military are suffering in silence with PTSD. Now, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of Arizona, an alternative treatment clinic in north Phoenix, can help more of them, thanks to a grant from Southwest Veterans Foundation for specialized therapy that’s still not covered by insurance or the Veterans Affairs Department. Patients we talked with say it should be because it saved their lives.

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CTE Plagues Heisman Trophy Winners and Families

Four percent of Heisman trophy winners died of CTE, and the list of their wounded fellow winners is growing. If you extrapolate those numbers to the 25,000 former NFL players, over 1,000 of them are probably carrying the CTE markers. Three-quarters of 1,035 brains of football players, 0ver 700, examined at Boston University had CTE.

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