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Michelle Obama, Jill Biden Join Forces with LSUHSC for military families

The initiative, announced Jan. 11, 2012 combated post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, in veterans.  Dr. Paul Harch, clinical associate professor and director of LSUHSC New Orleans’ Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Department, has been treating veterans suffering with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress PTSD with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) since 2008.

Will the White House Finally Bring Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) to Wounded Vets?

Health pioneer Dr. Paul G. Harch, associate clinical professor of medicine at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, will participate in the White House’s Joining Forces Initiative. The program will teach medical schools better ways to train new doctors to care for veterans’ needs, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment (HBOT), the premier therapy for Traumatic Brain Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress.

New Study Reaffirms: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Should Be Standard Treatment for Veterans

Research from health pioneer (and former ANH-USA board member) Dr. Paul G. Harch published in the Journal of Neurotrauma indicates that hyperbaric oxygen therapy, or HBOT, is able to dramatically help veterans with post-concussion syndrome (a form of traumatic brain injury) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Harch is an associate clinical professor of medicine at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
Since January 2007, ANH-USA has been bringing attention to a project to have veterans treated with HBOT. In HBOT, the patient is put in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, which saturates the tissues with twelve times more oxygen than can be absorbed by breathing.

LSUHSC Joins Forces With White House to Combat TBI/PTSD in Veterans

Dr. Steve Nelson, Dean of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine notes, "LSUHSC faculty/clinician researchers have developed a comprehensive program over the past six years that directly supports the tenets of the Obama Joining Forces Initiative. The program addresses both the biological and psychological wounds of war by targeting the three most pressing problems facing veterans – traumatic brain injury/post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the effects of these conditions on veterans' families."

American Legion Deeply Committed to Seeing that Veterans Suffering from TBI/PTSD Get the Care They Deserve

The American Legion is deeply committed to seeing that our veterans who are suffering from head injuries receive the care they deserve. As such, we have called for meetings of the House Veterans Affairs Committee and the Committee Chairman, Congressman Jeff Miller, Florida, has instructed his staff to work with us in preparation for the meetings.

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