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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 file photo taken from a helicopter shows Ain al-Asad air base in the western Anbar desert, Iraq.   The Pentagon said Friday, Jan. 24, 2020,  that 34 U.S. troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries suffered in this month's Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base, and that half of the troops have returned to their military duties. Seventeen of the 34 are still under medical observation, according to Jonathan Hoffman, the chief Pentagon spokesman.(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)

Pentagon: 34 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike

Jan. 24, 2020 5:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran's missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump's initial claim that no Americans were...

President Donald Trump reacts after speaking during a campaign rally at the Huntington Center, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Toledo, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's false assurance about troops in Iraq

Jan. 24, 2020 3:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, President Donald Trump stated inaccurately that no U.S. troops were injured in the Iranian missile attack against them in Iraq. Then he prematurely minimized those injuries as doctors tried to determine how severe they were. On Friday, the Pentagon said that in fact, 34 troops...

Pentagon: 34 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from Iranian missile strike Jan. 8 on Iraqi air base

Jan. 24, 2020 12:29 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pentagon: 34 US troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries from Iranian missile strike Jan. 8 on Iraqi air base.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Trump's two-day stay in Davos is a test of his ability to balance anger over being impeached with a desire to project leadership on the world stage. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump minimizes severity of head injuries in Iran attacks

Jan. 22, 2020 4:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday minimized the severity of head injuries sustained by U.S. troops during an Iranian missile strike on an Iraqi air base as he was pressed on why he had claimed no troops were injured in the attack. “I heard they had headaches and a couple of other...

Hawaii hospital gets near $3M donation for facility upgrades

Jan. 22, 2020 9:45 AM EST

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii hospital has received a donation of $2.75 million toward its emergency department and trauma fundraising campaign. Husband and wife Peter Stengaard and Jennifer Gross donated to the Wilcox Medical Center in Lihue, one of three hospitals on Kauai, The Garden Island reported...

This Oct. 17, 2019 photo, Dale Pitcher leads Ruby the horse back to the barn with instructor Alexis Daly, right, at Shamrock Reins in Pipersville, Pa.  Shamrock Reins offers equine therapy for veterans including Pitcher.  (Tim Tai/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Horses help vets, first responders take reins against PTSD

Dec. 28, 2019 4:18 PM EST

PIPERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Edward Gilliard still suffers the effects of the combat wounds he received in the Vietnam War: His voice is a soft whisper, and his legs ache. But it was a daunting caseload as a career social worker in Philadelphia — years spent investigating child-abuse cases, working with...

Group wants Custer's name removed from Bismarck park

Dec. 18, 2019 10:50 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group is working to rename Custer Park in Bismarck because of the “historical trauma” it says is associated with its namesake, Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. Custer, as a military officer, served during the Civil War and fought against Native Americans on the Great...

A Fort Wayne woman charged after 5-month old son’s death

Dec. 2, 2019 7:09 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne woman whose 5-month-old son died after she brought him to a hospital with bruising and head trauma has been charged with neglect of a dependent. The (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette reported Monday that the child was pronounced dead at Parkview Randallia Hospital minutes...

In this Nov. 26, 2019, photo skier Biff Stulgis stands at the base of Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt. Stulgis said he started wearing a helmet about 15 years ago after he hit a tree. A study of ski injuries in New Hampshire and Vermont over an eight-year period found that skiers wearing helmets were less likely to have skull fractures, but were more likely to suffer severe injuries including bleeding in the brain. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Study warns helmets don’t offer full protection on slopes

Nov. 28, 2019 8:30 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — For several years now, it has been almost de rigueur for skiers and snowboarders to strap on a helmet amid rising concerns about safety on the slopes. But a new study caution that helmets cannot protect skiers from all head injuries. Two trauma surgeons studied data of seriously...