Understanding Accessible Housing The Fair Housing Act

You know how difficult it can be to get around on crutches or in a wheelchair. You may need a wheelchair ramp or wider doorways in order to enter a building or even your own home. An accessible home is one that allows its occupant to do what he or she wants and needs to do, as independently as possible. The good news is, if you or your family member has a disability that requires […]

Children Of Fallen Patriots Foundation Continues To Expand In The New Year

The new year provides an opportunity for Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation to reflect on the success of the past year and the growth of the year to come. As the foundation rapidly expands, Fallen Patriots has announced they are relocating their headquarters to Reston, Virginia, located 20 minutes west of Washington, DC. The new location will provide more strategic opportunities to better locate and serve the 20,000 Gold Star children who have lost a […]

Depression in Active Duty Service Members & Their Families

BY JENNIFER WOODWORTH, PSY.D Many times, symptoms of depression that continue or worsen are under reported due to the possibility of impact on career advancement or minimizing the impact on daily functioning. MORE THAN DEPLOYMENTS Military lifestyle involves more than just deployments. Stress on the family and children can include many moves, changing schools, leaving friends and community connections, the unique language of the military and constant training and separation of the active duty service […]

VA’s Polytrauma System of Care Marks One Million TBI Screenings

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Polytrauma System of Care (PSC) has hit the one million mark in screening Veterans for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), often regarded as one of the signature injuries of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. TBI symptoms such as severe headaches, memory loss, reduced executive functioning, and tinnitus can range from manageable to seriously disabling, potentially limiting a Veteran’s ability to work and manage daily living. Screening Veterans for […]

Repetitive Blast Exposure Tied To Brain Changes In Combat Vets

Written by Catharine Paddock PhD Brain injury experts find that combat veterans exposed to repeated mild explosions show chronic changes in neuron activity in certain brain regions – and the more blasts they are exposed to, the more of the lasting changes they show The new study – led by researchers from VA Puget Sound Health Care System and the University of Washington (UW), both in Seattle – shows that a brain region known as […]