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Iraq Death Toll Reaches 500,000 Since Start Of U.S.-Led Invasion, New Study Says

Kerry Sheridan | Huffington Post | October 17, 2013

Nearly half a million people have died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003, according to an academic study published in the United States on Tuesday. Read More »

Agency Works to Draw Down Costs, Maintain Top Medical Care

Press Release | Department of Defense (DoD) | January 6, 2014

The Defense Department’s goal to save medical dollars and deliver the best health care possible has made strides in its first 100 days, the director of the new Defense Health Agency said. Read More »

Alone And Forgotten, One American Doctor Saves Lives In Sudan’s Nuba Mountains

Alex Perry | TIME | April 25, 2012

[...] There’s generally little truth to those stories of Africa — a continent of more than 50 countries and a billion people — which contrive to lionize Westerners. But in the case of Daniel and hundreds of others, the only reason they are alive to tell their stories is because of the attentions of a single American surgeon, Dr. Tom Catena, who has lived in the Nuba Mountains since 2008. Read More »

Hackathons Bring Open Source Innovation to Humanitarian Aid

In open source software, end users, decision makers, subject matter experts, and developers from around the world can work together to create great solutions. There are a lot of mature open source projects out there already in the field of humanitarian and development aid, for example: Ushahidi and Sahana in crisis management and information gathering, OpenMRS for medical records, Martus for secure information sharing in places with limited freedom of speech, and Mifos X, an open platform for financial inclusion for people in poor areas where financial services such as savings, payments, and loans are not offered...

Health IT Helps Fight the War at Home

Staff Writer | Healthcare IT News | August 3, 2012

Taken together, all these IT initiatives – whether undertaken by VA or vendors or veterans themselves – point to big shift in ways care is delivered for wounded service members. With so many coming home, with so many different injuries, there's never been a better time for it to happen... Read More »

How A $100 3D-Printed Arm Is Saving The Children Of Sudan

Julie Bort | SF Gate | January 7, 2014

A company called Not Impossible Labs has come up with one of the best uses for 3D printer technology we've ever heard of: printing low-cost prosthetic arms for people, mainly children, who have lost limbs in the war-torn country of Sudan. Read More »

How a TIME Article Led To The Invention Of A $100 3D-Printed Artificial Limb

Harry McCracken | TIME | January 7, 2014

That’s the bleak conclusion to a bleak TIME story by Alex Perry from April 2012. It concerns Daniel Omar, a Sudanese 14-year-old who had his hands blown off by a bomb dropped by the Sudanese government in an attack on rebel forces. [...] Remarkably, though, the story went on to become much, much happier — and yes, it’s one that makes sense to be told here in TIME.com’s tech section. Read More »

Obama Campaigns For Veterans' Mental Health

Scott Horsley | NPR | September 1, 2012

On Friday, President Obama was at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he spoke to troops and met with military families, including some who lost loved ones in Afghanistan. As that war winds down, the president is ordering additional help for those with invisible battle scars. A rash of suicides has shown mental injuries can be just as deadly as a roadside bomb. Read More »

Poor Mental Health Is A ‘Signature Scar’ Of Afghanistan And Iraq Wars

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | April 24, 2013

Persistent mental health conditions -- anxiety, depression and sleep disorders -- along with neck, back, and joint pains among Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans may someday “be recognized as signature scars of the long war,” that began with the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Armed Forces Heath Surveillance Center reported today. Read More »

Project Daniel and the World’s First 3D-Printing Prosthetics Lab

Last week, the 2014 International CES conference in Las Vegas unveiled a startling new project that has the health technology world buzzing with excitement. [...] Equipped with 3D printers and Ultrabooks, [Not Impossible LLC] has been supplying prosthetic arms and hands for amputees in the Nuba Mountains, a war-ridden area within South Sudan. Read More »

The Last Battle: Is The Army Doing Enough To Help Soldiers Suffering From Mental Health Problems?

Greg Barnes | FayObserver.com | September 23, 2012

The Army has rolled out program after program aimed at identifying and helping soldiers who suffer from mental health problems related to a decade of war. Despite those efforts, figures show that soldiers and veterans continue to commit crimes and take their own lives in record numbers.

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The U.N. Will Not Stand For Killer Robots

Alexander Abad-Santos | Nextgov | May 31, 2013

President Obama may have finally clarified the U.S. position on armed assassins in the sky, but the next wave of drone controversy may now center on whether robots on the field of battle are smart enough to gun down human beings... Read More »

Too Many Wars, Too Few U.S. Soldiers

Robert H. Scales | Washington Post | March 13, 2012

I guess I knew it would eventually come down to this: Blame the Army’s institutions in some way for the horrific and senseless slaughter of 16 innocent Afghan civilians in Kandahar, allegedly by a U.S. infantry non-commissioned officer (NCO)... Read More »

VA Health Care Quality: The Road to Recovery

David Glendinning | amednews | December 10, 2007

Despite the challenges of caring for the veterans of today's wars, the VA health system is getting high marks for quality. Read More »