ptsd en For some aging vets, PTSD triggered late in life <iframe width="100%" height="150" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true"></iframe><p></p><p>There’s still so much we don’t understand about war vets and PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.&nbsp;</p><p>Why some experience it, but so many others don’t.&nbsp;</p><p>Why one vet can have symptoms right away, while another can be fine for years.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:39:50 +0000 Kate Wells 17148 at For some aging vets, PTSD triggered late in life The week in Michigan politics <p>In This Week in Michigan Politics, Jack Lessenberry and Christina Shockley discuss the<a href=""> financial emergency in Royal Oak Township</a>, <a href="">the approval of PTSD for medical marijuana use</a>, and how Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is going after energy companies accused of <a href="">drastically bringing down the prices of oil and gas land leases</a>, and why some people paid as much as $8 a gallon for propane this year.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:08:56 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Christina Shockley & Emily Fox 16908 at The week in Michigan politics A place for healing for U.S. veterans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Over the past 12 years, nearly 50,000 American troops have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The visible injuries are often lost limbs from roadside&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">improvised explosive devices.&nbsp;</span></p><p>But, there are so many who are coping with the "non-visible" injuries: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, for example. The kinds of injuries that can worsen with time and tear apart a soldier's home life, or worse.</p><p>Today we talk with Rick Briggs, a retired Air Force Major who has come up with what he thinks will be a perfect refuge&nbsp; for these vets: <a href="">Camp Liberty</a>, using the beautiful outdoors of mid-Michigan as a place of healing.</p><p>Briggs is also the manager of the veterans program for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Click on the link above to listen to the full interview.</em></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:03:29 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 14361 at A place for healing for U.S. veterans In this morning's headlines: Medical marijuana, MSU prof rant, auction house back at DIA <p><strong>PTSD and insomnia patients urge medial marijuana panel to allow use</strong></p><p>"A state advisory board heard overwhelming testimony in favor of approving medical marijuana for patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia. The board is considering ailments not already included under Michigan’s voter-approved medical marijuana law," Jake Neher<a href=""> reports. </a></p><p><strong>MSU pulls professor from classroom for anti-Republican rant</strong></p><p>"A Michigan State University professor has been pulled from the classroom, after a conservative group posted a video online that showed him delivering an anti-Republican rant during a class," Steve Carmody<a href=""> reports. </a></p><p><strong>Auction house comes to the DIA again </strong></p><p>Detroit newspapers are <a href="">reporting</a> that Christie's Auction House visited the Detroit Institute of Art for the second time yesterday to appraise the museum's collection. Detroit's financial situation has raised concerns about whether the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection might be at risk of sale. However Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr has said he has "no plans to use art to relieve&nbsp; the liquidity crisis that the city is in now."</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:29:41 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14302 at In this morning's headlines: Medical marijuana, MSU prof rant, auction house back at DIA PTSD, insomnia patients urge state panel to allow use of medical marijuana <p></p><p>Melody Karr says doctors have told her cannabis might not be helpful for the posttraumatic stress she’s suffered since her husband’s grisly suicide. She says they’re wrong in assuming side-effects such as forgetfulness could interfere with talk-therapy.</p><p></p><p>“The problem is not that I can’t think or talk about my post-traumatic stress and the issues related to it. The problem is that I can’t stop thinking or talking about it.”</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:42:00 +0000 Jake Neher 14301 at PTSD, insomnia patients urge state panel to allow use of medical marijuana