Tag Archives: Illnesses

Discharged veterans with war-related mental illnesses can sue, judge rules

Veterans with mental health issues related to their service will be able to pursue a class-action lawsuit against the military. A federal court judge in Connecticut ruled Thursday in favor of Navy and Marine Corps veterans who received a less-than-honorable discharge due to incidents related to untreated mental illnesses. As a result of their discharge… Read More »

Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM): These Polio-Like Illnesses Are Spreading Quickly

A rare condition known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has been spreading across the U.S. Although it’s still very rare, affecting less than 1 in 1 million Americans each year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring what appears to be an increasing trend in this polio-like disease.1 AFM targets the… Read More »