Day: July 5, 2021

Time heals
Health, Military Health Matters

Time heals

Whether buying time or giving it time, the clock and calendar measure the success of military medics and physicians. Medics feverishly work against the clock during the golden hour—that brief period of time to stave off death following severe trauma, when bleeding must be controlled, shock prevented, and the patient transported for more intensive care.  For physicians, it’s a waiting game. Only time will tell if what they’ve done will repair or cure the patient, and Mother Nature can take her own sweet time about it.  But what if time could be stretched for the former, and shortened for the latter?  DARPA, the futuristic U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has major projects looking at both ends of this time continuum.  The Biostasis program aims to improve survival for ...
Veterans’ House opens in Ottawa
News, Our Veterans

Veterans’ House opens in Ottawa

A new 40-unit veterans’ housing facility has opened at the former Canadian Forces Base Rockcliffe in Ottawa, the first of what its builders hope will be many across Canada.    Six years in the making, Veterans’ House is a project of the Ottawa-based Multifaith Housing Initiative charity, which plans to build similar facilities in other cities. Peer-support staff will be in the building during the day to help residents navigate their new lives. It is located in the Andy Carswell Building, named for a former Royal Canadian Air Force pilot. The facility includes nine accessible apartments for those with disabilities. “I’m over the moon!” said an emotional Dave Gordon, chair of Ontario Command’s Provincial Homeless Veterans Program. “One homeless veteran is one too many, and one less o...

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