The May 15th edition of Warrior Connection was a continuation of our discussion on CDMRP medical research with Dr Julia Colier of Bronx VA about new medical treatment protocol using nasal insulin spray to alleviate brain inflammation and thus reduce effects of toxic exposures on cognition, pain, stress, etc. Veterans are needed to participate in the Bronx VA and Boston VA systems. This new treatment promises significant improvement in cognitive functioning and also may be useful for Parkinson's and Altzheimers too. Please call Dr Colier at 718-584-9000 to participate in Bronx trials or Dr Maxine Kringle at 857-364-6933 for Boston or email Julia.Golier@va.gov. We will continue with this series.
The April 24th Edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with Dr Kimberly Sullivan and Dr. Joanne Cirillo of Boston University School of Medicine consortium study on Gulf War illnesses. Dr Sullivan needs veterans to participate in medical care treatment research. Please call them at 617-638-5834.
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks speaks with Robin Grant, a Marriage & Family Therapist (MFT). Robin has almost 20 years of experience in her field and 6 of those years have been working almost exclusively with military members, veterans, and their families.
We continued with our ongoing discussion on ways for solving the ptsd and suicide crises. the following pts brochure (it is attached- please post- distribute) and a focus on a higher calling such as described in "MY QUILT" " from an unknown author can help. We all need to make the choice to move forward and grow based on the trauma we experienced. As discussed during this weeks program we can all excel and survive but it requires effort, dedication, and acceptance of help.
During May 10 warrior Connection Denise and Doug discussed last weeks Va research Advisory board meeting and round table discussion with a bunch of vets, hot line investigation under U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (DC 202 224-5274 or Miami 305-536-5999) , and DoD admission hot line for chemical exposures. ODS, OIF OEF OND VETS SHOULD CALL ARMY HOT LINE AT 800 497 6261 if they think they were exposed to ensure medical care and notify their va or civilian primary care physician.
Authors R. Bruce Logan and Elaine Head, who live part-time in Vietnam, joined Warrior Connection co-hosts, Doug Rokke and Patricia Axelrod for a discussion of Bruce and Elaine's experience in Vietnam and their book entitled 'Back to Vietnam - Tours of the Heart'.
Why are so many of our young Military personnel so messed up?
Many people think that Wounded Warriors are mainly comprised of those who have gone overseas to defend our Country. That is true to a great extent, but many of those who have not been deployed are also showing symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress.
During the April 5 warrior connection we continue our discussion on suicide, medical care, and the va mess and how to correct it in honor of ssg paul lyons. Draft suggestions include: ALL THE PERTINENT DOCUMENTS ARE FULLY DISTRIBUTED VA- DOD LEADERS must PUBICALLY ADMIT the CORRELATION BETWEEN TOXIC EXPOSURES AND ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS as already known in internal reports. CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATON must be made available and completed such as initiated in the ATTACHED POWER POINT. The numerous investigative documentaries must be made available and watched to begin to comprehend and resolve the lingering problems. MEDICAL CARE must be optimized. PROMPTNESS STOP OVERT AND HIDDEN RETALIATION THOROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION to mitigate exposures ADEQUATE STAFFING coordinated medical care appointments 10 TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT THESE WARS. Ethical moral dimension 11, REPORT ACTUAL CASUALTIES NOT REDUCED NUMBERS crisis line follow up through referral verify definitive treatment- recovery plan. crises intervention team- chaplain, medic, no police swat team intervention unless chaplain makes call. return all phone calls requests for help before end of day- even if only contact. thorough support system- action plan. Coordinated family support- notification thorough primary and secondary – historical survey
This episode of Warrior Connection is dedicated to SSG Paul Lyons.