war http://iowapublicradio.org en Honoring Veterans in Hospice http://iowapublicradio.org/post/honoring-veterans-hospice <p>Serving in the military changes one's perspective on life, but often it also alters the way they face death.&nbsp; Ben Kieffer speaks with Deborah Grassman, the CEO and co-founder of <a href="http://opuspeace.org/">Opus Peace</a>.&nbsp; Opus Peace&nbsp; is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people work through trauma.</p><p>Prior to Opus Peace, Grassman worked as a nurse practitioner for three decades at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She was also the director of the VA's hospice program and personally took care of over 10,000 dying veterans.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:16:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 38097 at http://iowapublicradio.org Honoring Veterans in Hospice Above the Din of War http://iowapublicradio.org/post/above-din-war <p><span class="userContent">"River to River" sits down with journalist Peter Eichstaedt to talk about his new book "Above the Din of War" which examines the results of the war in Afghanistan through the eyes of the Afghan people.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:40:39 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18716 at http://iowapublicradio.org Above the Din of War Combat veterans helped by service dogs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/combat-veterans-helped-service-dogs <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Thousands of veterans have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Nightmares or flashbacks, angry outbursts, and hyper vigilance are common symptoms. In addition, many veterans also have to learn to live with physical injuries. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:10:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18023 at http://iowapublicradio.org Combat veterans helped by service dogs Service dogs help combat veterans cope http://iowapublicradio.org/post/service-dogs-help-combat-veterans-cope <p>Thousands of veterans have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.&nbsp; Nightmares or flashbacks, angry outbursts, and hyper vigilance are common symptoms. In addition, many veterans also have to learn to live with physical injuries.&nbsp; A Des Moines-based not-for-profit called Paws and Effect is helping some Iowa veterans live better lives.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:17:10 +0000 Ben Kieffer 346 at http://iowapublicradio.org Service dogs help combat veterans cope