Military Suicide: Take 2

The latest iteration of the USAF suicide prevention training. (USAF VR) The thought is that Virtual Reality is a more effective intervention to get service members to help their battle buddies stop suicidal ideation and behavior. Traumatic Brain Injuries and PTSD and Post-Concussive Syndrome are behind too many suicides. Hoping for brain damage and deterioration to go away or somehow become more manageable is a recipe for more suicides. Treat brain wounds using Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBOT) and other proven safe and effective therapies.

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Lest We Forget

To care for them who shall have borne the battle, and for their partners, and their orphans. US and allied service members are set to be out of Afghanistan by early to mid-July, well ahead of President Biden’s Sept. 11 deadline. Over 8,000 American service members are estimated to have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, with hundreds of thousands wounded in visible and invisible ways.

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Congressional Focus on VA: HBOT for TBI

“One of my top priorities in the last Congress was the implementation of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for veterans,” said Senator Cramer. “I have seen real benefits from this innovative therapy. I’ve met dozens of veterans who have used it, as well as athletes and others.”

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5 MYTHS: TBI, PTSD and BRAIN INJURIES

Over 1.2 million post-9/11 service members are suffering from brain injuries related to their service. According to the CDC, about 150 Americans die from traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related injuries each day, and over 3.5 million citizens every year receive brain injuries from falls, sports, accidents, assaults, and other insults to the brain.

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VA SEC-designate commits to visit HBOT clinic

Following their conversation earlier this month, U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) pressed Denis McDonough, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), during his Senate VA Committee confirmation hearing today on the issue of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and support for it in the VA Department. Senator Cramer invited Mr. McDonough to Fargo to visit the HBOT clinic there.

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Much to be Grateful For in the HBOT world

Thank you from all of us across the US and even around the world. We are winning. Our advances continue to build recognition, support, science, and successes.
The TreatNOW Coalition will continue to work toward its Mission and Vision: TreatNOW Mission:  Stop suicides by identifying and treating veterans and others suffering from TBI/PTSD/Concussion.

TreatNOW Goal:  Ensure that over 1.5 million brain injured veterans and active duty service members, along with millions of citizens, get insured access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and other proven alternative medical treatments for their Invisible Wounds.

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Gulf War Illness HBOT Help Available to Veterans

Gulf War Syndrome is real and deadly. Now Veterans suffering from this mysterious disease may find healing in a study sponsored by NOVA Southeastern University, the 22 Project, and Hyperbaric Services of the Palm Beaches, LLC.

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Hyperbaric Oxygenation in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help heal brain wounds: TBI/PTSD/Concussion. Peer-reviewed positive scientific and clinical evidence in over 7500 cases demonstrates that HBOT helps heal wounded brains and returns patients to a life denied them by DOD/VA/Army that will not talk about, or even use or pay for HBOT treatment for TBI/PTSD/PCS/Concussion. Successful treatment with HBOT [40 one-hour sessions] virtually eliminates suicidal ideation, an effective “suicide prevention” method. Patients also reduce their drug intake to nearly zero and experience 50% reduction in pain and time to withdrawal. The history of HBOT for TBI is littered with bad science, but evidence-based and clinical medicine data show the safety, efficacy and cost effectiveness of HBOT as a standard of care that should be put on-label and insured.

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S.785 Signed into Law; Urges VA to use HBOT for TBI

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie released the following statement after President Trump signed into law the Commander John Scott Hannon Veterans Mental Health Care Improvement Act this weekend.

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BLOG #11: Suicide Prevention: Some Simple Truths

Depression and suicidal ideation are common effects of PTSD and TBI. Treating PTSD/TBI with hyperbaric oxygen therapy is proven to reduce depression and suicidal ideation, and allow patients to get off almost all their drugs.

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