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March 12, 2016

The Battle Within
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What do military combat veterans find when they come home? One army veteran says they face another battle that they never trained for. Then - do you worry about your chances of getting a serious heart disease? We talk with a medical doctor and heart attack expert who has a plan to prevent heart attacks, stroke and diabetes.
Episode Segments:
InfoTrak: The Battle Within

Brian Fleming, combat veteran, and co-author of Redeployed: How Combat Veterans Can Fight the Battle Within and Win the War at Home discussed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other difficulties faces by combat veterans and their families. He noted that the suicide rate among veterans under the age of 30 has risen by 44% in the past several years. He said no one prepares veterans to successfully make the transition back home. He offered strategies for both vets and their families who are struggling with a return to civilian life.
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InfoTrak: Beat the Heart Attack Gene

Heart disease affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Dr. Bradley F. Bale , author of Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes said most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they arenít aware of other major risk factors. He outlined some relatively inexpensive lab tests than can uncover arterial inflammation and its underlying causes. He also talked about the importance of simple changes in lifestyle that can dramatically cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.
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InfoTrak: The Homework Myth

Alfie Kohn, education watchdog, and author of The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing shared results of a study that found that more homework is being assigned to younger students each school year. He believes that homework provides no benefits in elementary school. He explained why homework is still so widely accepted, despite evidence against it.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Brian Fleming
Brian C. Fleming, aka- the "BlownUpGuy," US Army Infantry, International Author and Speaker, Veteran Advocate and PTSD Strategist. A Combat-Wounded Veteran from the war in Afghanistan, he now serves as one of America's Top Resiliency Trainers for the U.S. Military and is a leading authority on effectively battling Post-Traumatic Stress. Chad M. Robichaux, Ph.D. USMC Force Recon Marine, World Champion MMA Fighter, and PTSD survivor who successfully overcame severe Post-Traumatic Stress after 8 deployments to the war in Afghanistan, author and speaker.

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Dr. Bradley F. Bale
Bradley F. Bale, MD co-founded the Bale/Doneen Method and the Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. He is a principal instructor in the Bale/Doneen Method, training other medical providers across the country. He has a private clinical practice in Nashville, Tennessee. He also serves as the medical director of the Heart Health Program for Grace Clinic in Lubbock, Texas.

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