The term “post-traumatic stress disorder” has been around for more than 35 years, but there are still a lot of misunderstandings about it. PTSD among military personnel can develop after physical injuries, such as blasts during combat, so it’s important that we understand the signs and symptoms of the condition so we can help those affected.
We all know we should be eating more produce, but it’s easier said than done. It’s estimated that only 10 percent of us consume adequate amounts. As an outpatient registered dietitian, I hear many reasons why veterans I work with are not able to reach the recommended five-nine servings each day. Some of these reasons are myths that we hear on television or from well-meaning friends and family. In honor of National Fruit and Vegetable Month this June, let’s debunk some of these myths.
So you’re scared of heights, yet somehow you’ve found yourself in line to jump out of a C-130. Your mind is reeling with all the stuff you’ve been taught to land safely, but still, if you screw it up, it could mean your life. No big deal, right?