Thursday, January 31, 2008

This week on The National Defense...

> Continuing our discussion on PTSD, Dr. Darrah Westrup, Program Director for the VA's Women's Mental Health Center, provides insight into PTSD among women and her experience with the Women's Trauma Recovery Program.
> Senior Vice President of 24 Hour Fitness, Jim Rowley, discusses their military veteran trainers and the many benefits of veteran to veteran training.
> Beverly Clutter, a nurse at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg West Virginia sees first-hand what an important role Operation Uplink cards play in the lives of our wounded soldiers.
HOT TOPICS: They're at it again! The Phelps are asking for details of Heath Ledger's funeral. l Berkeley, California wants USMC recruiter office out of the city.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The National Defense focuses on PTSD

> VFW Assistant Director of Veterans Health Policy, Michael O'Rourke, discusses history, causes, symptoms and perception of PTSD.
> Colonel Marie Dominguez details the Army's PTSD screening process.
> Darryl Silva of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System on reaching out to and assisting those suffering from PTSD.
> Unmet Needs saves a man and his tenant.
HOT TOPICS: Four Afghans and a wolf, Combat Veterans Elimination Act, an Afghan veteran's bequest
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