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Radio Interview with the Veterans Voice

On January 21st, 2017, Jeff Hoerger and Thom Shortt had the opportunity to talk about Meghan’s Foundation and the benefits of yoga and meditation for veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). There's lots of really great information available on this show so enjoy listening! VETERANS' VOICE is a radio show and Podcast on 1180 AM WFYL that welcomes veterans and other civic-minded patriots with a variety of guests who share memories, experiences, inspiring stories and…

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Cmdr. George H. Lindsey of Disabled American Veterans makes a generous donation

Michael Hanahan (at left) representing Meghan’s Foundation is presented a $500 donation by Cmdr. George H. Lindsey of Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 17 of Doylestown. Meghan's Foundation reaches out to support war veterans experiencing physical and emotional wounds — symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) — by offering programs that provide complimentary healing modalities including yoga and meditation. The organization honors the memory of Meghan Shortt Wilent, the 29-year-old wife of Senior Airman Thomas…

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Stories behind military art exhibit are revealed

There was a certain glamour to the role Rich McQuarrie played for the Army’s Third Infantry Regiment, known as the Old Guard, before the fighting got serious during the Vietnam War. From 1961-63, McQuarrie was part of the presidential honor guard for John F. Kennedy. And though he got a closeup view of the president several times, that’s not the military service he remembers most. What stays with McQuarrie every day was his role at…

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Warrior WOD Fitness Challenge Fundraiser at Solebury Club

What a great success!!  We were greeted by the Warrior Riders, we honored 21 local fallen heroes, we competed in the Warrior WOD Fitness Challenge and we raffled beautiful gift baskets all to benefit Meghan's Foundation to support veterans.  What a great community event to support such a great cause! Thanks to all of our Corporate Sponsors and volunteers, we couldn't have done this without you! And special thanks again to the Solebury Club who hosted this amazing event.    …

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Flood of PTSD cases coming, Scientists warn!!

The Pentagon and Veterans Administration are not ready for a potential flood of war-related post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] cases among troops and veterans, particluarly from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, a panel of leading scientists report in a study released recently. "We are are at the cusp of a wave of PTSD," says Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist and professor at Columbia University who chaired the committee of 16 experts for the Institute of Medicine,…

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Active-Duty Marines

Association Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Active-Duty Marines Kate A. Yurgil, PhD1,2; Donald A. Barkauskas, PhD3; Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD4,5,6; Caroline M. Nievergelt, PhD1,2,7; Gerald E. Larson, PhD8; Nicholas J. Schork, PhD9; Brett T. Litz, PhD4,5,6,10; William P. Nash, MD11; Dewleen G. Baker, MD1,2,7 ; for the Marine Resiliency Study Team [+-] Author Affiliations 1Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California 2Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, San Diego, California 3Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine,…

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