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The brain injury data project: One soldier's story

February 6, 2013 You've been blown up, dude." Those were the first words Corporal Toran Gaal heard upon awaking from a coma in a hospital bed in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Gaal was grateful that his brother, a former Marine, was so blunt. A month earlier, right before dawn on June ...

The fight for service dogs for veterans with PTSD

September 26, 2012 When it comes to treating veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, no intervention regularly receives as glowing reviews as service dogs. The use of service dogs to treat PTSD is new, though, and many of the findings at this point are anecdotal. Many veterans had eagerly hoped a pioneering study conducted ...