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Soldiers look to Bernie Marcus, not Pentagon, for care

Soldiers look to Bernie Marcus, not Pentagon, for care
December 22, 2010 --

At Project Share, started by Atlanta philanthropist Bernie Marcus, brain-injured troops get cognitive therapy rehabilitation to relearn basic tasks of life — care the Pentagon’s Tricare health plan won’t pay for.

Brain injuries remain undiagnosed in thousands of soldiers

Brain injuries remain undiagnosed in thousands of soldiers
June 12, 2010 --

The military medical system is failing to diagnose brain injuries in troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, many of whom receive little or no treatment for lingering health problems, an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has found. Tens of thousands of troops with mild traumatic brain injuries have gone uncounted, according to unpublished military research obtained by ProPublica and NPR. “When someone’s missing a limb, you can see that,” said Sgt. William Fraas, a Bronze Star recipient. “When someone has a brain injury, you can’t see it, but it’s still serious.”

Contractors in Iraq are hidden casualties of war

Contractors in Iraq are hidden casualties of war
October 9, 2009 --

By T. CHRISTIAN MILLER/ProPublica Reporting from Central Point, Ore. – A nurse rocked him awake as pale dawn light crept into the room. “C’mon now, c’mon,” the nurse murmured. “Time to get up.” Reggie Lane was once a hulking man of 260 pounds. Friends called him “Big Dad.” Now, he weighed less than 200 pounds […]

Oct. 1

October 1, 2009 --

Tempers flare over DeKalb school district’s legal services DeKalb schools suffer maintenance neglect countywide Federal judge rejects plan for Georgia’s mental hospitals; ‘harmful & unsafe’ conditions continue AGCO settles Iraq kickbase case for $20M+ 3 million tires at Georgia dump to stay put Outstanding ATL water bills reach $811,000 Panel: Fayette commissioner violated ethics Olens: […]