State RESOLUTION for HBOT at National Level

Through our joint efforts, we can make a difference and have our voices heard in Washington that TBI Veterans have earned the right to HBOT treatment. Feel free to use the attached letters to draft your own resolutions or share within your legislative groups.

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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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HBOT helps get Riders Back in the Saddle

In December of 2020, career equestrian Jenn Miller was involved in a freak accident on a Florida farm and suffered her second major traumatic brain injury. The Equestrian Aid Foundation partnered with the Help Our Wounded Foundation (HOW), a South Florida-based nonprofit that funds medical grade hyperbaric oxygen chamber treatments for people with brain injuries, to help Jenn through her recovery and back into the saddle.

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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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Veterans with traumatic brain needed for hyperbaric oxygen therapy research

Terlup believes the Purdue HBOT research is the most comprehensive study underway, but he needs veterans to finish the project. “But in terms of what we are trying to do and where we are coming from, we are right where we were about a year ago. We got our approval for using our labs with COVID safety precautions in place for the MRI facility. Our HBOT facility down in Clark is good to go. Everything looks good.”

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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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