This week’s wrap-up of Veterans news and resources:
- When doctors look to predict outcomes, they rely heavily on historical data to guide them to better treatment. VA researchers in Palo Alto and elsewhere have been awash in traumatic brain injury data, and now they’re linking up with civilian hospitals to get even more depth. Check out more from The Atlantic.
- Winter storms are battering the northeast as I write this, so please pass along this contact information to any homeless Vets you encounter, or make the call yourself to help connect them with shelter and other resources: 1-877-4-AID-VET. This is a good time to put the number in your phone, too.
- Wondering what benefits you and your dependants may be eligible for? Check out our 2012 Federal Benefits for Veterans handbook, now available online in both English and Spanish. This comprehensive guide provides information on education, home loan, health care, and burial benefits.
- Speaking of benefits, the folks over at the Veterans Benefits Administration asked for questions on disability compensation from their Twitter audience. Check out some of their answers.
- Some may let a life-altering injury slow them down, but Todd Love seems to have sped up. After losing three limbs in Afghanistan, the Marine Veteran has gone skydiving, alligator wrestling, and certified as a SCUBA diver. And he’s not done yet. Take a look at his story.