Marc Longworth

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Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?

TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study looks at which patients prescribed a short course of narcotic painkillers may be most prone to …

Dalhousie researcher investigates use of marijuana for arthritis pain

A Dalhousie University researcher is hoping to find out if medical marijuana can help repair arthritic joints and relieve pain.<p>Dr. Jason McDougall, a …

Freedom of Information Act ( FOIA ) Veterans Letter

Here are two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) letters.<p>The first one I borrowed from a law firm for disabled veterans requesting copies of their …

A Military Veteran Explains Why Veterans Deserve Access To Medical M.

Military

Former U.S. Marine starts campaign to raise awareness of overmedication of veterans

TORONTO – For five years, the biggest challenge in United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Mike Whiter’s life was simply finding the will to step …

United Way wants to be one-stop shop for helping returning veterans

Kyle Evans returned from war after two tours in Iraq with a traumatic brain injury, bad back, Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He also had a newborn son …

Military

Brains of veterans near bomb blasts appear to age faster

U.S. veterans who were nearby to bomb blasts in Iraq and Afghanistan appear to experience faster brain aging, according to a new study.<p>The study, …

City Threatens US Military Veteran With Arrest For Living ‘Off the Grid’

The home of Tyler Truitt and Soraya Hamar in Huntsville, Alabama is 100% off the grid. The couple collects rainwater and uses solar panels for …

Veterans' Diseases Associated with Agent Orange

VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a Veteran's qualifying military service. We call these "presumptive diseases."<p>VA has recognized …

Psychotherapy can reduce risk of depression relapse or recurrence

We need long-term strategies to reduce the risk of relapse or recurrence of depression. This is because 16% of the population are affected by major …

Depression
The Brain

Bedtime Is Tortuous When You Suffer From PTSD

At the end of every day I lay my head down in an attempt to sleep. That in itself is no different than you. But when my eyes close and I should be drifting off into a peaceful bliss, my mind takes over and I am tormented in my dreams with a vivid and exaggerated version of every combat encounter …

Mental Health

Slow start for program to reduce vets' waits at Veterans Affairs facilities, offer private medical care

Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that have plagued Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.<p>Only 27,000 veterans have made appointments for private medical care since …

The Veterans Independence Act: Giving Vets A Way Out Of Socialized Medicine

Few Americans who read a newspaper didn’t hear about last year’s Veterans Health Administration scandal, in which VA officials manipulated patient waiting lists in order to deny care to ailing veterans. I observed at the time that the VA’s brand of government-run medicine was far worse than …

Health Care

Helium-Shrouded Planets May Be Common in Our Galaxy

They wouldn't float like balloons or give you the chance to talk in high, squeaky voices, but planets with helium skies may constitute an exotic …

Universe