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Military Hospital Implements Music Lessons to Help with Brain Injury Recovery
November 26, 2012

Patients at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., will have a chance to see whether learning or playing an instrument can improve cognitive function and motor coordination in those with a brain injury or disease. Officials with the Intrepid Center, or NICoE, announced Nov. 16 they will expand the facility’s therapeutic arts program to include music.

November 09, 2012

This Veterans Day, Americans can celebrate that more wounded warriors are surviving than at any point in our history, and many are returning to us as decorated heroes with full lives ahead. However, the damage inflicted upon these service members is far more severe than in previous combat eras, overwhelming existing care facilities and devastate their families.

Aissa performs an assessment on Army Capt. Matthew Anderson.
October 19, 2012

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 18, 2012 – A teenager’s wish to serve as a nurse in a military hospital came true Oct. 11, thanks to a group of nurses assigned to San Antonio Military Medical Center and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

The new gazebo is already providing a wonderful outdoor environment for the resi
October 11, 2012

The Perry Point Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center now has a beautiful, new gazebo on its grounds as the result of an Eagle Scout project. "I knew I wanted to do something special to show Veterans how much I appreciate all they have done to protect our country and I thought the gazebo would provide them with a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors," said James Heuser, a Boy Scout with Troop 828 in Lutherville, Md.

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills returns to Vassar, Michigan.
October 05, 2012

VASSAR, Mich. – (Associated Press) Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills had been a lot of places since losing his four limbs in Afghanistan. The one place he hadn't been was where people knew him best.

October 04, 2012

Even with access to health care, male military veterans are in poorer health than men in active military duty, men in the National Guard and Reserves, and civilian men, finds a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study concluded that organizations that serve veterans should increase efforts at preventing poor health behaviors and linking them to health care services.