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Her art’s desire

Leasa Harmon is pursuing a new career guided by advice that may sound illogical, if not reckless, in a job market that remains erratic and scarce of opportunity. The Coeur …


For Iraq veteran, college offers chance to focus

With his thumb dangling from his hand and blood squirting from his forearm, Cory McCarthy put his own life-threatening injury aside and responded to his fellow soldiers’ calls for help. …


The Bunker offers veterans help, refuge

WENATCHEE – Duane Broaddus knows what it’s like to be a combat veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress. It’s the gorilla he’s been wrestling for 44 years. “Right now my heart …


Veterans’ PTSD diagnoses challenged

WASHINGTON – Nearly 300 patients of Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma will be re-examined for post-traumatic stress disorder because of concerns that their diagnoses may have been influenced by …


Wash. Army commander removed over PTSD probe

The Army has removed the head of Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington state over an investigation into whether soldiers had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder reversed to reduce …


New study gives clues to causes of PTSD

WASHINGTON – Eighteen months after they have returned from a war zone, soldiers bear an unmistakable sign of emotional trauma deep inside their brains. But in most, a key node …


Murray holds first public meeting as VA chairwoman

Unlike active duty soldiers, National Guard and Reserve troops return from war to civilian lives without being able to decompress by sharing their military experiences with comrades on military bases. …


Shooting suspect a veteran

Friends say a man accused of shooting his girlfriend to death before attempting suicide on the Gonzaga University campus is a former U.S. Marine who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. …


Finally, Army offers help to colonel

Col. Darel Maxfield vividly remembers the day a senior Army Reserve officer pulled the oak leaf off his chest and, with a flourish, replaced it with a proud eagle, the …


PTSD concerns go beyond humans

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches …


PTSD treatment looks at brain signals

MINNEAPOLIS – There’s never been a simple test to diagnose post-traumatic stress, but a group of Minnesota scientists say they’ve found a high-tech way to identify people who have the …


Veterans could get more benefits

WASHINGTON – A military review could bring millions of dollars in benefits to thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans discharged with post-traumatic stress disorder. The military has agreed to review …


Veteran’s handcrafted gate honors his military comrades

Greg D. Ridgley’s service in Iraq in 2004 and 2005 left him with post-traumatic stress. Working with raw metal eases the disorder, he said.


Vet designs cemetery gate as part of therapy

Greg D. Ridgley’s service in Iraq in 2004 and 2005 left him with post-traumatic stress. Working with raw metal eases the disorder, he said.