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2009-02-19 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Vietnam Veterans of America: WHAT: VVA introduces first collaboration between veterans and private sector to address healthcare needs for veterans WHEN: 12:30 P.M., Wednesday, February 25, 2009 WHERE: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 13th Floor, 529 14th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. WHY: As many as 80 percent of veterans do not use the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities for their...

2009-02-12 16:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Disabled American Veterans today applauds the introduction of much-needed legislation that provides sufficient, timely and predictable funding for veterans health care and an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability to the budget process. "The Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act is all about making government more efficient, transparent and accountable. These are three key elements that President Obama,...

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2008-12-10 10:04:05

Researchers announced Tuesday that an investigation of identical twins, one that had combat experience and one that did not, implies that both genetic and environmental factors contribute equally to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This 10-year survey intended to conclude whether the anxiety disorder occurs from an innate weakness or is only caused by a traumatic event. "The way we have been getting at this question is to study a group of more than 100 Vietnam vets who each have an...

2008-10-27 06:00:09

By Marilyn Elias Post-traumatic stress disorder, once a poorly understood and little-known mental health problem, is turning up on the public's radar a lot more as growing numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seek treatment for the illness. About one out of seven service members have returned from deployments with symptoms of the disorder, according to a Rand Corp. study out in April. The Department of Veterans Affairs reported about a 70% jump in veterans seeking treatment for...

2008-10-24 12:00:26

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the experience of war weren't difficult enough, many OIF/OEF veterans return home to struggle with the impact of combat stress and trauma and how this plays out in the family. Witness Justice and the Veterans Initiative Center and Research Institute (VICTRI), in collaboration with bipartisan U.S. House Caucuses (Addiction, Treatment and Recovery, Mental Health, Veteran's Mental Health, and Victim's Rights), hosted an issue briefing on...

2008-10-06 12:00:30

By Jim Belshaw Abroad smile spreads across Deryle Perryman's face long before he gets to the punch line of the story. But when the punch line arrives, it's easy to see why the smile is hard to suppress. The story is equal parts humor and irony, one of those stories that has you laughing at first and then stopping to think how many layers of history can be stacked into one short funny story. He was back in Vietnam on one of several return trips since his first visit in 1967. A Vietnamese...

2008-09-16 09:00:39

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When American troops in Vietnam answered the call to correspond with a young reporter four decades ago, they could not have envisioned the enduring relevancy of their war letters or the legacy their words, photographs and memorabilia would leave to succeeding generations. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080916/NETU002-a ) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080916/NETU002-b ) A new book, Vietnam Mailbag, Voices...

2008-09-15 15:00:34

The Military Health System is planning an update late this month to its behavioral-health Web site, AfterDeployment.org., which was launched in early August. The site provides service members, their families, and veterans with online behavioral mental health tools. The Web site is a self-care solution targeting post-deployment adjustment concerns for those who might not otherwise seek out services and who want to use the site's resources at their own pace. Since October 2001, more than...

2008-09-14 03:00:19

By Brooks, Matthew S Laditka, Sarah B; Laditka, James N ABSTRACT This study examined self-rated health, impairments in activities of daily living, and treatment for eight health conditions among Vietnam War-era veterans, comparing those who served in Vietnam with those who served elsewhere. Data were from the nationally representative 2001 National Survey of Veterans (N = 7,907; 3,923 veterans served in Vietnam). Age-stratified (/=60 years) analyses included multivariate logistic...

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2008-08-13 09:10:00

A new military study found inadequate preparation for combat stress, and reduced access to support services at home has led to drinking problems among veterans of war. The study appears in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association. It's the first to compare Iraq and Afghanistan veterans' alcohol problems before and after deployment. Study co-author Dr. Edward Boyko, who works for the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, said it should help guide planning for future...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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