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  • Former Sen. Bob Dole Hospitalized

    Former Sen. Bob Dole Hospitalized
    WASHINGTON -- Former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is recovering from leg surgery performed after he sought medical treatment for heart problems. The 85-year-old Dole has been hospitalized in Washington since last week when he experienced an...
  • Military tries 'battlefield' acupuncture to ease pain

    Military tries 'battlefield' acupuncture to ease pain
    Using ancient Chinese medical techniques, a small team of military doctors here has begun treating wounded troops suffering from severe or chronic pain with acupuncture. The technique is proving so successful that the Air Force will begin teaching...
  • Tips On Sending Soldiers Mail

    It sounds like a nice idea, but before you add "Any Wounded Soldier" to your Christmas card list, keep in mind that your well wishes will likely wind up in the trash. In-boxes are flooded this time of year with mass e-mails urging us to remember our...
  • Gloucester native dies in Iraq

    Late Monday evening, Andrea Caldwell sat in front of a computer in her mother's Gloucester home, fighting to push aside her emotions. It's not easy, the 22-year-old said Wednesday, to plan a funeral for your twin brother. To work out the details of a...
  • Memorial for fallen Gloucester soldier

    Standing at a podium overlooking a flag-draped coffin, the Rev. Douglas Nagel told hundreds of mourners gathered in Gloucester's First Presbyterian Church on Sunday not to think that Army Spc. Eric Thomas Caldwell's life had been taken from him. To think...
  • Four local soldiers wounded in Iraq

    Four Virginia Army National Guard soldiers with the West Point-based 237th Engineer Company were seriously wounded in the Oct. 26 roadside bomb attack in Iraq that killed Spc. David E. Lambert, Army officials said Tuesday. All four soldiers, with...
  • Services for Jesse Reed, Whitehall soldier killed in Afghanistan, will be Friday

    Services for Jesse Reed, Whitehall soldier killed in Afghanistan, will be Friday
    A month ago Jesse D. Reed sent his dad a picture of a half dozen soldiers sitting in a hole a roadside bomb had blasted out of the earth in Afghanistan. "We already lost several trucks," the Army specialist told his father, David Reed. "But don't worry,...
  • Virtual colonoscopy catches more cancers

    Virtual colonoscopy catches more cancers
    Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
  • Easton native dies of war wounds

    An Easton native who was serving with the Army in Afghanistan died Friday of wounds he suffered March 27 when his vehicle was hit by a bomb. Sgt. Sean M. Durkin, 24, of Aurora, Colo., died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., according...
  • An ordinary boy, an extraordinary soldier

    At the church, an overhead projector beamed a slide show of moments in Sean Durkin's life, all the more poignant for being so ordinary: snapshots from the beach, a birthday party, a backyard football game. They could have been portraits of any American...
  • Connecticut Soldier Dies From Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan

    Connecticut Soldier Dies From Injuries Suffered In Afghanistan
    Last summer, six months before he was deployed to Afghanistan for the second time, infantry Sgt. Edwin Rivera sat in his car in the driveway of his parents' house in Waterford and explained to his mother why he was returning to war. It was the sad...
  • For wounded warriors, Orlando nonprofit brings healing on a leash

    For wounded warriors, Orlando nonprofit brings healing on a leash
    By the time Jason Jensen returned from his last deployment in Iraq, he already knew something was wrong. Physically, the marine had escaped the sniper fire and roadside bombing attempts that punctuated daily life, but he was not the same man who had...