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2011-03-03 00:00:29

The deVere Group, the world's largest independent financial consultancy group has raised £72,030 in funds towards Combat Stress, Guillain-Barre syndrome support group, as well as Inspire, from world-wide sponsors including deVere partners and deVere staff. (PRWEB) March 02, 2011 The deVere Group, the world's largest independent financial consultancy group has raised £72,030 in funds towards Combat Stress, Guillain-Barre syndrome support group, as well as Inspire, from...

2010-11-15 11:16:00

WWP Restore seeks to engage and educate warriors JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is pleased to announce the launch of WWP Restore. Restore is an online tool designed to deliver innovative educational content and self-help strategies to address combat related trauma and mental health issues like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) so prevalent among this generation of wounded warriors. Although Restore is a self-help site, users...

2010-11-09 05:18:00

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The deVere Group, the world's largest independent financial consultancy group, was announced lead sponsor of Chris Foot in his quest to become the first polar expeditionist to travel 1392 miles solo unsupported and unassisted. The deVere Group is sponsoring Chris GBP20,000 to aid the costs of the equipment for the expedition. In addition, deVere employees are raising money across the globe for Combat Stress. This epic route is the only...

2010-10-26 14:18:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Where: The City Library, 210 S. 400 E., Salt Lake City When: November 3 Film at 7:00 pm Discussion at 8:00 pm featuring local experts in the field of PTSD The screening is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Tickets: https://www.homeboxoffice.com/rsvp/wartornSLC Visit www.slcfilmcenter.org or call 801-746-7000 for more info. WARTORN: 1861-2010 Civil War...

2010-09-07 14:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launching today, JetBlue's 30 day All You Can Jet pass travel promotion will offer a very special month of travel to one American hero. Over the course of September, wounded warrior Robert Luscomb and his wife will use the passes to attend various events across the country, honoring his service and empowering his recovery. Luscomb, who sustained both visible and invisible injuries while serving our nation, will attend the...

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2009-04-18 10:50:00

Soldiers already suffering from relatively weak physical or mental health are at a greater risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home, says a new study from the US military's Millennium Cohort Study.The study looked at over 5,400 military personnel who took a health survey before and after combat tours in Iraq or Afghanistan.One of the most important and revealing results of the study showed that soldiers who are already on the lower end of the mental...

2009-04-09 15:31:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recently released information, Wounded Warrior Project again cited their grave concerns with the manner in which mental health and PTSD are perceived and dealt with within the military. One specific article on Salon.com highlighted concerns that military doctors are being pressured to not diagnose PTSD in returning military personnel and specifically brought to light such a situation in Fort Carson, Colorado. "Unfortunately there...

2008-10-08 06:00:34

By Gregg Zoroya WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is seeking new ways to treat troops suffering from combat stress or brain damage by researching such alternative methods as acupuncture, meditation, yoga and the use of animals as therapy, military officials said. "This new theme is a big departure for our cautious culture," Dr. S. Ward Casscells, the Pentagon's assistant secretary for health affairs, told USA TODAY. Casscells said he pushed hard for the new research, because "we are...

2008-08-22 12:00:16

By IAN BRUCE DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT MILITARY veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are more than twice as likely to die prematurely from heart attacks than soldiers who have not been exposed to psychological damage as a result of military service, according to a major new US study. The evidence linking PTSD with cardiovascular disease was inconclusive until now, but research that followed 4500 US Vietnam veterans over a 15-year period confirms that mental trauma is a major...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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