Category Archive for: ‘Injured Troop’

Post-Traumatic Stress’s Surprisingly Positive Flip Side

  By JIM RENDON Published: March 22, 2012 Sgt. Jeffrey Beltran pulled a heavily creased Post-it note from the pocket of his fatigues, unfolded it and looked over a list he jotted down earlier that day: pick up an order of beef lo mein, take his dress uniform to work (jacket, pants and boots), do schoolwork. Beltran’s Army-issue organizer is …

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Painkiller Prescriptions Jump for Injured Troops

By Gregg ZoroyaUSA TODAYOctober 20, 2008 WASHINGTON — Narcotic pain-relief prescriptions for injured U.S. troops have jumped from 30,000 a month to 50,000 since the Iraq war began, raising concerns about the drugs’ potential abuse and addiction, says a leading Army pain expert. The sharp rise in outpatient prescriptions paid for by the government suggests doctors rely too heavily on …

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