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  • Robert Mueller Is Being Investigated For Allegedly Framing Right-Wing Man On Gun Charge

    10/21/2018 5:53:20 AM PDT · by tje · 18 replies
    Teaparty.org ^ | October 19, 2018 2:19 pm | UnAttributed
    (Big League Politics) – Special counsel and former FBI director Robert Mueller is accused of framing a man on gun charges — a case that is officially under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI). The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirms on official letterhead that a criminal complaint regarding Mueller’s conduct as FBI director is stored in an investigative case file at the Bureau. The Department’s policy is not to release this information in the course of an investigation.
  • (vanity) Vet and family

    07/03/2018 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Lean-Right · 54 replies
    None | Lean-Right
    Hello fellow Freepers, I apologise for the vanity, but I'm near my wits end. My son, a two tour Iraqi combat veteran, diagnosed with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hyper Anxiety. Family relations are strained to the max, as anything he's confronted with turns into shouting matches, and a lot of hurt feelings. He refuses to take his prescribed medications, and instead, would rather lose himself in alcohol or pot. A regular job for him is impossible to hold. His short and long term memory is nonexistent. I have a daughter that lives less than a mile from me, along with...
  • Cuba 'acoustic attack' gave U.S. diplomats brain injuries, medical records show

    08/24/2017 5:04:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | FoxNews
    show Published August 23, 2017 Fox News NOW PLAYING US probing possible Cuba role in hearing loss of diplomats U.S. diplomats were diagnosed with mild traumatic brain injuries and possible damage to the central nervous system from exposure to an “acoustic attack” in Cuba last year, CBS News reported Wednesday, citing obtained medical records. The records suggest that the apparent attack caused more extensive damage than previously reported. The diplomats stationed in Havana reported symptoms that resembled concussion and hearing loss. Following months of investigation, U.S. officials concluded that the diplomats had been exposed to an advanced device that operated...
  • Well, ToDay is tbi Awareness Day. VANITY

    03/22/2017 10:30:15 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    tbiVictinRealty | ME
    Well,...Today is tbi awareness Day. Has there been anything about it in your loal news or in the National News, that you've heard or read of? Seems it is still the UNSPOKEN DISABILITY, Injury, and Forgotten Wound. Don't feel bad if you didnt know. Don't feel bad if you don't know what tbi means. Many Doctors don't know, even with Doctor's having to help tbi victims recover, since 1841 and they still don't know how.
  • New study shows chronic fatigue syndrome may have to do with gut microbes

    09/17/2016 6:07:34 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | June 30, 2016 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    “Our work demonstrates that the gut bacterial microbiome in chronic fatigue syndrome patients isn’t normal, perhaps leading to gastrointestinal and inflammatory symptoms in victims of the disease,” said Maureen Hanson, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Cornell. “Furthermore, our detection of a biological abnormality provides further evidence against the ridiculous concept that the disease is psychological in origin.” In a study published this month in the journal Microbiome, Cornell University researchers looked at stool and blood samples of 48 people diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (or more formally, myalgic encephalomyelitis) and at 39 healthy volunteers. They found two...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • The VA vs. Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta

    04/02/2016 5:21:26 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 59 replies
    LifeLine for Vets ^ | March 22, 2016 | Shad Meshad
    Army Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta has received notification from the VA that his benefits for a caregiver are ending in 90 days, at the end of May. The letter he received from the VA states “he is no longer appropriate for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers.” They say they are pleased to inform him of this. According to the VA, even though Acosta, blinded by a mortar attack in Iraq, is still blind, they are excited (with an exclamation point to prove it) to let him know they have determined he’s “graduated,” and no longer needs a...
  • Marine’s struggle includes potentially deadly prescription cocktail

    01/04/2016 8:24:20 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 16 replies
    The Daily News (Jville NC) ^ | Jan. 3, 2016 | James LaPorta
    Bobbie Bee can no longer contain her outrage after her husband was prescribed a drug that if taken in conjunction with his current cocktail of medications potentially could have raised his serotonin levels to dangerous heights, a risk that she says - and the FDA warns — "could've been deadly." "I can't carry them all at once," Bobbie J. Bee says over the unmistakable sound of pills individually bouncing off the sides of plastic bottling tubes as she walks in from her home's kitchen and into the dining room. She lays the containers out one-by-one. "These are for nerves, anger...
  • Tragedy, trauma mark Fort Bragg soldier's path to prison

    09/14/2015 9:19:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 12, 2015 | Greg Barnes
    Mad at his former girlfriend and probably drunk, Joshua Eisenhauer's only brother hopped into his red Camaro and peeled away from the party at his house. The Camaro screamed down Basswood Boulevard - past newly built homes in an affluent bedroom community of Fort Worth - until the road jagged to the left. Maybe it was the speed, or the fog, or the road construction. Whatever the reason, 19-year-old Eric Eisenhauer missed the turn. The Camaro clipped a barricade, slammed into a berm and flipped before skidding into the Texas scrub.
  • Vanity: Please Pray for My Cousin - Medically Induced Coma from Brain Bleed

    08/01/2015 7:18:14 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 54 replies
    Life ^ | 08/01/15 | Self
    I thank you in advance for sending up a prayer for my cousin. On his vacation with his wife, he fell in the night in his hotel room (not from his bed, not in the bathroom) and was unconscious when his wife, awakening from sleep, heard the thud of his fall. He was rushed to the hospital where they found way too much blood in the brain to operate. They have him now in a medical coma and it has been several days. He now has an infection in his lungs and blood that they are treating with antibiotics. He...
  • This veteran's dog helps him cope with PTSD. (video)

    12/04/2014 3:43:05 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    wimp.com ^ | 12-4-2014 | The Battle Buddy Foundation
    Service dogs are trained to do specific tasks. They help vets do things that they cannot due to a disability. They can be trained to help someone who has seizures by moving things out of the way or barking to warn their handler of an oncoming seizure. It is interesting to note that providing emotional support, protecting a handler, or being a companion does not qualify a dog to be a service animal. To qualify, they have to do things that are different from natural dog behavior.
  • A new life for Haleigh

    08/03/2014 6:38:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    boston globe ^ | Patricia Wen
    WESTFIELD — The minister winds up his welcome to some 400 people, and soon lyrics flash karaoke-like on a large screen. A spirited Christian pop song, “Blessed be Your Name,” fills the Westfield Evangelical Free Church. In the back row, a young woman, sitting in a wheelchair next to her adoptive parents, lights up. Though she can’t read all the words, she sways to the music and claps her hands, the nails painted pink with white polka dots. She loves cheerful tunes and a crowd, and on this Sunday, she has both. Keith and Becky Arnett could have predicted that...
  • Pentagon’s Giant Blood Serum Bank May Provide PTSD Clues

    08/13/2013 8:09:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Scientific American ^ | August 12, 2013 | Dina Fine Maron
    The massive repository of genetic material is poised to advance research—just don’t bother asking for your samples back Inside DoDSR Image: Dina Fine Maron SILVER SPRING, Md.—Nestled inside a generic-looking office building here in suburban Maryland, down the hall from cable-provider Comcast, sits the largest blood serum repository in the world. Seven freezers, each roughly the size of a high school basketball court, are stacked high with row upon row of small cardboard boxes containing tubes of yellow or pinkish blood serum, a liquid rich in antibodies and proteins, but devoid of cells. The freezers hover at –30 degrees Celsius—cold...
  • BHR Pharma Expands SyNAPSe® Trial into Thailand, China and Russia

    06/19/2012 10:56:42 PM PDT · by neverdem
    BHR Pharma via Yahoo ^ | Jun 12, 2012 | NA
    Study Evaluating Intravenous Progesterone Formulation BHR-100 to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury Set to Complete in 2013 BHR Pharma's SyNAPSe® clinical trial is now enrolling patients suffering from severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) at 14 sites in Thailand, China and Russia. The trial currently has 153 participating sites (Level 1 and 2 trauma centers) worldwide. The 500th of 1,180 patients needed to complete the global Phase III, multi-center trial was enrolled at the end of May in the United States. SyNAPSe is evaluating the effectiveness of BHR-100, a... --snip-- TBI is a serious public health problem that affects more than 1.7...
  • Can You Make Yourself Smarter?

    04/22/2012 10:39:10 PM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 18, 2012 | DAN HURLEY
    Early on a drab afternoon in January, a dozen third graders from the working-class suburb of Chicago Heights, Ill., burst into the Mac Lab on the ground floor of Washington-McKinley School in a blur of blue pants, blue vests and white shirts. Minutes later, they were hunkered down in front of the Apple computers lining the room’s perimeter, hoping to do what was, until recently, considered impossible: increase their intelligence through training. “Can somebody raise their hand,” asked Kate Wulfson, the instructor, “and explain to me how you get points?” On each of the children’s monitors, there was a cartoon...
  • Plot to break out female death row inmate Christa Gail Pike foiled

    03/21/2012 10:08:21 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 3+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say two men have been arrested, including a former prison guard, for a plot to break out Tennessee's lone female death row inmate, Christa Gail Pike. New Jersey State Police on Monday arrested 34-year-old Donald Kohut of Flemington, N.J., who has frequently visited Pike in prison, on a charge of bribery and conspiracy to commit escape.
  • Judge rejects releasing TBI file of ex-judge Richard Baumgartner

    03/09/2012 10:52:54 AM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    KNOXVILLE — A judge said today he has no authority to make public the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's file on former judge Richard Baumgartner. "This court has no authority whatsoever to decide on its own, 'I'm going to let the public see this file,'" Special Judge John Kerry Blackwood said at a specially-called hearing in Knox County Criminal Court. Blackwood said the portions of the file not made public contain phone records and recorded conversations in which Baumgartner discusses sex with two women and makes "crude remarks" about people. "What you're not going to find (in the TBI file) is...
  • Report: Gabrielle Giffords struggling to communicate; return to Congress uncertain

    06/09/2011 10:48:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 112 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 9, 2011 | By James Oliphant
    Gabrielle Giffords is nowhere close to returning to Congress. And there remains real doubt about whether she ever will. That appears to be the bottom line of an article Thursday in the Arizona Republic that provides the most complete assessment yet of the wounded congresswoman’s current condition. Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman in Tucson in January. Now, six months later, she still struggles mightily to communicate, although her staff believes her comprehension skills are strong. And it remains unclear just how much damage her brain has suffered. Asked for a blunt description of Giffords’ condition, her...
  • A mom's love: Woman has devoted life to caring for brain-injured daughter

    05/10/2010 4:13:50 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 17 replies · 714+ views
    The Citizen of Laconia ^ | 5/9/10 | Adam D. Krauss
    John Huff/Staff photographer Rochester residents Ellen Edgerly, left, and her daughter Sara. ROCHESTER — A few years back, hundreds of bikers gathered in Representatives Hall in Concord to protest a proposed helmet law. Ellen Edgerly, 51, an advocate with the state's Brain Injury Association, was sitting in the middle of the room, a lone voice in a sea of leather and wild beards, when a lawmaker asked if anyone supported the change. "She stood up, passed all of these tough guys, and testified about brain injury and what it means," says Steven Wade, the association's executive director. "It took...
  • A Sexy New Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury?

    02/22/2010 6:56:13 PM PST · by neverd