© May 31, 2015Several factors present a frightening future for veterans' health care in America.
With the U.S. population aging, a greater percentage of Americans will develop Alzheimer's disease. In 10 years, the number of people 65 and older with the devastating disease is expected to jump by 40 percent.
An increasing number of those will be veterans whose traumatic brain injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder have made them twice as likely to develop dementia.
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THEY are an everyday device often accused of doing more harm than good.
But doctors in Southampton have developed a special set of headphones that will be able to detect life-threatening head injuries and infections without the need for painful procedures or surgery.
The pioneering device is currently being tested on healthy volunteers at Southampton General Hospital in a study led by Dr Robert Marchbanks, consultant clinical scientist, and Dr Tony Birch, a clinical measurement physicist.
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As a nation, we observe and participate in various national cultural and social awareness events through mass media attention and educational curriculum. However, we have not allocated appropriate recognition of the most important presence in the world today, an entity that impacts each and every American in a significant way, the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Learn more here.
The National Military Appreciation Month website lists 10 ways to support our military and Veterans:
#1 DISPLAY THE AMERICAN FLAG ON YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS!
#2 ENGAGE MEDIA TO HIGHLIGHT MILITARY AND VETERANS EVENTS
#3 SEND A CARE PACKAGE TO A SOLDIER THROUGH USOCARES
#4 ENCOURAGE ELECTED OFFICIALS AT ALL LEVELS TO RECOGNIZE OUR MILITARY AND VETERANS
#5 VETERANS SALUTE VETERANS! IF YOU ARE ONE AND YOU SEE ONE, RENDER THE PROPER SALUTE!
#6 WHEN OFFERING MILITARY DISCOUNTS, INCLUDE ALL WHO SERVE & HAVE SERVED.
#7 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
#8 WHEN YOU SEE A PERSON IN MILITARY UNIFORM, SHAKE THEIR HAND AND THANK THEM FOR THEIR SERVICE
#9 MAY IS ALSO AMERICAN MILITARY HISTORY MONTH. ENCOURAGE SCHOOLS TO INCLUDE MILITARY HISTORY CIRRICULUM IN MAY.
#10 HIRE A VETERAN
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