A Few Good Women: U.S. Female Veterans With PTSD Are Getting Better Care  

Jill Tucker, RN says: “U.S. female veterans suffer post-traumatic stress disorders at the same rate as male veterans—but female veterans seek care in the VA system at only half the rate of men. Much of the women’s PTSD issues are related to military sexual trauma. Compounding the situation, many female veterans are uncomfortable at aging VA facilities, feeling they are returning to the institution in which they were assaulted. Fortunately the VA recognizes this issue and is working to ease women into the system. Every VA medical center now has a military sexual trauma coordinator, and

2024-02-20T12:51:47+00:00February 9th, 2015|News|

The Guinea Pig Club: They Were Heroes of World War II And They Revolutionized Plastic Surgery  

Jill Tucker, RN says: “At the dawn of modern plastic surgery, it wasn't enough for visionary surgeons, like Archie McIndoe, tending to disfigured British airman during World War II, to simply 'patch up' his patients. He insisted on cosmetic reconstructions that would allow his patients to re-enter society with heads held high. In this fascinating excerpt from Dr. Kevin Fong's new book "Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century" we learn about McIndoe and his cadre of brave patients who used dark humor and bonhomie to withstand the rigors and trepidations of being the

2019-07-29T20:11:48+00:00May 12th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|