THE FRONTLINES BULLETIN (231310(S)MAY2011)

THE FRONTLINES BULLETIN There have been several interesting articles in the news lately, this week the top three are:

1. In Warrior Games, Power of Sport Aids the Wounded

Over 200 wounded service members and veterans from every branch of the military participated in the second annual Warrior Games, held at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, last Wednesday.

The Warrior Games were created by and organized through the United States Olympic Committee and the Department of Defense. The games are based on the idea that physical activities help to facilitate both physical and mental recovery.

FULL STORY www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/sports/in-warrior-games-power-of-sport-aids-the-wounded.html?_r=1&ref=veterans

2. Pathological Gambling Rate High Among Veterans

About 10% of U.S. veterans report to have one or more gambling-related problems, revealed by a study of over 2,000 veterans in the Department of Veteran Affairs care. Unemployment, marital status, and mental health are the most influential variables in the development of pathological gambling behavior among veterans.

Research shows that veterans suffer from two times as many gambling problems compared to the general population. The rate is expected to increase to 2.7 times in the future.

FULL STORY www.internalmedicinenews.com/news/mental-health/single-article/problem-pathological-gambling-rates-high-among-veterans/455ca84402.html

 

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