Tag Archives: HBOT

First Steps to Overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs

Dr. David Shulkin continues to impress by tackling some rather entrenched “special interest” groups within the Department of Veterans Affairs (“the VA”): – Personnel; – Infrastructure Earlier this week, VA Secretary Shulkin informed a Congress that he was considering closing some 1,100 underutilized VA facilities.  The Associated Press reports that: Shulkin said the VA had […]

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to Treat Veterans with PTSD

Veterans and casual observers continue to be mystified why the Department of Veterans Affairs (the “VA”) continues to insist on failed therapy programs to treat Veterans with PTSD. Dr. David Cifu, the senior TBI specialist in the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration, argues that Veterans treated with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy […]

Dr. David Cifu: Do Veterans with PTSD Want Him in Their Corner?

Stand for the Troops (“SFTT”) has written extensively about treating Veterans with PTSD and TBI.  Sadly, much of the publically available literature for brain-related injuries deals with identifying the symptoms and helping Veterans – and their loved ones – cope with terrible consequences of living with PTSD and TBI. The issue(s) – at least in my mind – are these: […]