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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Holiday #VEMA Challenge. It's still not too late to show your holiday spirit! Warrior Pose, post, and share to show you care. And please, during this season of giving, please give what you can. Thom Shortt strikes the Warrior PosePerfect posesTeam work by Alexis ZurdoLiz Thompson is picture perfectVery merrySanta! I mean John Mertz.Santa!Everyone's getting into the act!Joe Ochotny does the Warrior Pose!Thanks Eleanor Ochotny! Please Donate

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VEMA Challenge a Success!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the VEMAYOGA Challenge on Thanksgiving Day! Special thanks to The Solebury Club, Newtown Athletic Club, Optimal Sport Health Club Newtown, Bucks County Dragon Boat Association Team Fierce, Egoscue of Philadelphia, and all our friends and family for sending us their photos. If you have a #VEMA Challenge photo to share, please send it to us at for posting. Please check back regularly for more #VEMA events. To see…

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The Fight Continues

Currently in America there are over 20 million veterans. These men and women have risked their lives fighting for their country. Unfortunately, coming home doesn’t mean the fight is over. For many of these veterans a new, an internal fight begins as they readjust to life after the military. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an average of 15 percent of veterans. Symptoms include flashbacks, nightmares, memory loss, loss of interest, increased anxiety, difficulty sleeping, anger,…

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September is Suicide Prevention Month – You Can Make a Difference

Did you know suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US? Veterans make up 18 percent of adult suicides in the United States, even though they only make up 9 percent of all adults in the US. September is suicide prevention month. This year let’s make an effort to educate ourselves on the ways we can make a difference. Often something as simple as a conversation or showing support can save someone’s…

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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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