Darin Welker, 36, is an Army vet who suffers from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.
What helps him get by? His 14 pet "therapy ducks" who live in a penned-in area of his backyard, next to a kiddie pool for swimming.
When serving, Welker suffered a major back injury that required surgery in 2012. The V.A. paid for the surgery but wouldn't pay for
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Alzheimer's is a disease that's seriously hard to cope with.
It doesn't just affect the sick person, it affects everyone around them. It's an awful disease that steals a person's soul.
When Lisa Abeyta's father's Alzheimer's progressed far enough, he lost the ability to speak.
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This can't be easy for him to talk about, but we're glad he's strong enough to share his story!
Cesar Millan seemed like a very happy guy…but then a sudden flurry of negative events turned his dream life into a nightmare!
First, his beloved pit bull Daddy died. Then his wife of sixteen years told him she wanted a divorce. And finally, he realized he had neglected his finances, and was now in big financial trouble.
Cesar had the following to say about this disastrous series of events:
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Well…whatever works we guess!!! LOLz!
Steve-O has had a VERY interesting life to say the least and his turn around can be owed to his vegan diet change….
As well as the drug fueled voices in his head?????
The Jackass star states that he took so many drugs, he started to hear voices in his head; some were good voices…others….not so much.
Some of the voices told Steve-O to do nasty things while other voices were concerned with his well being.
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Just like the many human soldiers who return home with post traumatic stress disorder, there are military dogs who suffer through the same pain.
Veterinarians are quickly diagnosing returning veteran dogs with canine PTSD. They believe that dogs experience combat just like humans and many pooches return home completely traumatized.
But fortunately, with the diagnosis comes treatment.
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Does your pooch chase his tail A LOT?! Does he bite at imaginary flies or just spaz out in general?
Scientists say that these behaviors may be more than ADORBz but also a form of obssesive compulsive disorder!
Researchers studying canine compulsions want to use these behaviors to learn more about human behavior.
Much like the researchers of the dog genome, scientists in Finland believe there can be a link between the two species.
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So does this mean that your kitties are slowly depressing you???
Fortunately, this has nothing to do with actual cats but their little boxes are another story.
University of Maryland researchers found out that
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