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Triple Amputee Iraq Vet Speaks to OT Students
Back in 2008, a young man was on the cover of Esquire magazine. And it wasn’t Ryan Gosling. It was Bryan Anderson. He’s an Iraq war veteran who lost his arm and legs. The 2008 feature focused on Bryan’s recovery and his journey of finding the right orthotics and prosthetics—or...
Thu, Mar 22 2012
OT Month: The Many Ways OT Helps Vets and Service Members
We have 1.5 million men and women serving in the military and more than 22 million veterans. Returning to civilian life after the military is a transition that can be difficult for service members especially if they have injuries or mental health issues such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—they...
Wed, Apr 18 2012
Veterans' Bodies Aging Prematurely + AOTA Articles About Military
Researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are trying to understand a recent finding that shows that young veterans are aging faster than they should be. Whether it’s high blood pressure, slowed metabolism, or heart disease, combat veterans in their 20s and 30s appear to be growing...
Fri, Sep 7 2012
New Wounds of War: Caring for veterans & service members
In the latest issue of OT Practice , we take a look at the newest wounds of war—polytrauma. Thanks to more sophisticated body armor and battlefield medicine, more wounded service members are surviving complex injuries. Occupational therapy practitioners play an important role in rehabilitating...
Thu, Dec 1 2011
Walter Reed Closes, and Opens: Improving wounded warrior care
While most of the residents in the northeast were preparing for Hurricane Irene last Saturday, the last wounded warrior at Walter Reed Army Medical Center was being transported to the National Naval Medical Center in nearby Bethesda, MD. Groundbreaking ceremony in 2008 for the Walter...
Thu, Sep 1 2011
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