Military Medics Rethink Battlefield Treatments Based On Recent Combat Situations
And news outlets report on how programs surrounding water therapy and yoga can help veterans' health.
Lessons From War Zones Help Military Medics Save Lives
A bomb goes off. It's noisy. It's smoky. Lights are flashing, people are shouting. The wounded are bloody and dying. But this isn't a real war zone. It's a training class inside a simulator in San Antonio that recreates the real-life chaos and pressure of combat. (Rigby, 11/2)
Disabled Veterans Find Freedom In Water
Since the all-volunteer program started eight years ago, Rector estimates that a couple thousand veterans have learned how to scuba dive, sail, fish and rock climb. Roughly 400 to 600 veterans annually work with 30 trained volunteers to go on excursions across South Florida. As of now, the organization is funded completely by private donations and a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans do not pay for their dives. (Cochrane, 11/3)
Yoga Helps Veterans Calm Their Minds And Acclimate To Civilian Life
Derek Auguste, a former Army sergeant, is used to following instructions. So by the time yoga instructor Molly Birkholm finished her relaxation session, he was at ease. Auguste was one of 40 or so military veterans and community members practicing yoga and relaxation techniques at “Warrior Wednesday,” a monthly forum hosted by United Way of Miami-Dade as part of its Mission United veterans support group. (Hsieh, 11/2)