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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
The mass slaughter of North American bison by settlers of European descent is a well-known ecological disaster. An estimated eight million bison (from a high of 30-60 million) roamed the United States in 1870, but just 20 years later fewer than 500 of the iconic animals remained.
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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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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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NYT: Friendly Fire Leads to Brain wounding

As we have reported for years, BLAST injury does not respect your nationality, gender, origin of the weapon, or your intention. As Dave Philipps of the New York Times reports, U.S. Troops are still training on weapons with known risks of delivering brain wounds.

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New York Times: USMC Blast Injury Update

Dave Philipps, Pulitzer prize-winning and NYT reporter, has filed another report on continuing investigations into BLAST injury. He does it through a look at the US strategy of using firepower to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. “A Secret War, Strange New Wounds, and Silence From the Pentagon” tells a sad tale but neglects a open secret: blast injury has been known for decades to cause brain wounds. “Strange New Wounds” have been known for fifteen years as “THE INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR.”

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BRAIN WOUND UPDATE #6: Other Than Honorable (OTH) and Relation to BLAST, TBI / PTSD

This report brings you information about how service members are being separated from the service with Other Than Honorable (OTH) discharges. One organization, USJAG.org, is succeeding at ensuring that injured, ill, or wounded active-duty service members are separated with benefits, honors, and dignity intact.

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BRAIN WOUND UPDATE #5: Concussion, BLAST, TBI, CTE

This report brings you information about how HBOT can be used to help with symptoms due to BLAST damage, and advances in seeing “invisible” wounds. Remember: despite loose talk about how “almost all mild Traumatic Brain Injuries heal themselves,” evidence shows that 25% – 30% of TBIs lead to lifetime complications. Read More
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BRAIN WOUND UPDATE #3: MEMORIAL DAY 2023

This report deviates a bit from a focus on Brain Wound healing. It steps up to a strategic level and asks a hard question: What is it going to take to change the way the VA thinks about Veteran overall health and wellness? More importantly, how do we as a society get institutions to open up to obvious truths and accept that there is an additional way to think more broadly and ACT to heal wounds, reduce costs and suffering, and restore lives and families?

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BRAIN WOUND UPDATE #2

This is the second of a weekly compendium of events, research, news, and insights about Brain Wounds: Concussion, TBI, PTSD. The focus is on Brain Wound healing and reduction of suicidal ideation; the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy as a safe and effective treatment for brain wounds.

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