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Health

The risk of concussion lurks at the Super Bowl – and in all other sports

Over the past two decades, researchers have gained a great deal of insight into the risks surrounding concussions – some of which has led to sweeping policy changes. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sports via Getty Images Steven P. Broglio, University of Michigan An estimated 90 million to 100 million Americans will tune in to watch

Military

Pentagon issues rules aimed at stopping rise of extremism

Warning that extremism in the ranks is increasing, Pentagon officials issued detailed new rules Monday prohibiting service members from actively engaging in extremist activities. The new guidelines come nearly a year after some current and former service members participated in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, triggering a broad department review. According to the Pentagon,

Veterans

Thank a veteran? Good luck finding one in Congress, as numbers dwindle

Every year, members of Congress use Veteran’s Day to honor and thank those who have served in the Armed Forces. And every year, finding a colleague to thank for that service gets a little harder. The number of veterans serving in Congress is at its lowest point since the start of World War II, with

Veterans

WWII veteran flies in a rare aircraft for his 94th birthday, thanks to nonprofit

The two-seat aircraft – sunshine gold and christened Amazing Grace – taxied along a line of its honored passenger’s family members, friends and Patriot Guard Riders before roaring off from Falcon Field Airport. The plane’s special passenger was World War II Navy veteran Norman Langeliers – who had turned 94 three days before his flight

Veterans

Deployed, then unemployed, military veterans fight to find jobs

After leaving the Army two decades ago, Miachelle DePiano faced new challenges on the civilian battlefield: a hyper-competitive job market. “I couldn’t show anybody a portfolio because everything I had written was classified, and I didn’t have a degree to back up my claim,” said DePiano, who served as an intelligence officer in Germany and Croatia. Other

Veterans

Wallet Hub: 2020’s Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live

According to the Veterans Association, there are over 19.5 million veterans currently living in the U.S. These veterans often face a host of challenges when re-entering civilian life. Despite Uncle Sam’s promises to provide health care as well as housing, employment and educational assistance upon their return from service, some cannot secure healthcare, jobs or

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