‘Arthritis can hit troops and vets hard. Here’s how advocates want to respond.’ Military Times article

From the article by Joshua Axelrod Veterans are more likely to develop arthritis than civilians, according to an October 2018 study. Other studies indicate that osteoarthritis is the second-leading cause of military discharge, behind combat wounds. Arthritis encompasses over 100 diseases, including mechanical (or degenerative) and inflammatory ones, the latter of which involves immune-system disorders …

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JOTL – Bradley and the Ants.

As the Bradley Fighting Vehicle sat on the hill, it seemed like hours went by as the 25mm bushmaster auto cannon spit out shells that tore through the advancing stream of ants. But it could not have been hours, the ammo in the chamber boxes ran out and the gun silenced. The smaller machine gun …

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Opinion – The phrase “they hate us for our freedom,” has some inaccuracy.

One statement that was delivered by the [then] President George W. Bush to Congress days after September 11, 2001, stated the following Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated. Americans are …

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Musings on #MS – War induced MS?

My memory fails that far back, but an interesting symptom I have is the sheer amount of snot I create, anytime I drink or smoke or ear, I have to spit. Always told allergies but nothing has ever fixed it. It is a symptom of chemical weapons or any neuroweapon. That is why foaming at …

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Medical Report (2014) Military-related traumatic brain injury and neurodegeneration

Authors: Ann C. McKee and Meghan E. Robinson VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA Department of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Alzheimer Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Link to the report …

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Veteran medical – Expanded Medical Marijuana Research Bill Approved by Congress

Expanded Medical Marijuana Research Bill Approved by Congress on The National Law Review Without the ability to grow cannabis legally, researchers are unable to properly study the safety, efficacy, and medical uses of marijuana. This creates a frustrating catch-22, where the lack of available, legitimate marijuana research leaves Congress unable to examine sufficient evidence to …

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