Posts Tagged ‘ military veterans ’

Hyperbaric treatment helps veterans with PTSD

Nov 13th, 2015 | By
Cydney McFarland/Idaho State Journal
Pastor Jim Jones, left, and Thomas Dixon, right, are both Navy veterans who treated their PTSD with hyperbaric oxygen therapy at the Idaho Doctors Hospital Healing Center in Pocatello with hyperbaric wound specialist Jeff Hampsten, center.

By Cydney McFarland POCATELLO — For veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder, many of the medications and therapies prescribed by Veterans Affairs aren’t giving them the quality of life they want. Jeff Hampsten and Jeff Ellis at Idaho Doctors Hospital Healing Center in Pocatello may have an answer: hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
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National Doughnut Day

Jun 5th, 2015 | By

By Sarah Glenn For the Journal  Across America today (Friday), people are celebrating the spongey, sugary goodness of doughnuts. While you would assume that National Doughnut Day was dreamed up by a marketer with a sweet tooth for profits, its origins are actually as sweet and innocent as the goodie itself. In early June 1938,
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Gun shop owner says added rules could hurt vets: Mental health history now part of Idaho gun background checks

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

BY JIMMY HANCOCK   POCATELLO — At least one local gun shop owner says changes to the vetting process for those buying a gun is going to eliminate a number of prospective buyers who simply shouldn’t be barred from owning a gun.   “How they are going about it is a terrible idea,” said Tucker Bloxham,
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Employer Workshop takes on myths about veteran post-traumatic stress

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

Idaho Department of Labor press release: The Idaho Department of Labor and 10 other organizations are sponsoring a seminar for employers that takes on the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans. “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans: Employer Facts and Myths” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 10 at Joint Forces
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Running a thriving tattoo business

Aug 6th, 2013 | By
Larry “D” Chamberlin, left, and tattoo artist Scott Houston run Scratch Ink Custom Tattooing at 404 W. Maple St. in Pocatello. The two became friends after Chamberlin was highly impressed with a tattoo Houston inked on him.  (Tammy Scardino / Idaho State Journal)

By Tammy Scardino POCATELLO — Veterans Scott Houston and Larry “D” Chamberlin believe their military background is what gives them the drive to succeed. “I have a no-fail, no back-down attitude,” Houston says. “I aim to give customers exactly what they want at an affordable rate. I’ve always been dead set on my business
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Apr 16th, 2013 | By

FORT HALL — There will be a Hiring Our Heroes Career Fair on April 16 at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel and Event Center, 777 Bannock Trail, Fort Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is for military veterans, active-duty military and military spouses as well as members of the Guard and Reserve.   Area employers
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