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House Of Reps Passed Bill To Help Dogs and Military Veterans

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The US House of Representatives has passed a bill called the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act.

The bill is a double whammy of helping service members suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and disabled veterans.

Those who suffer from PTSD will be training shelter dogs, which is a great way to help cope with PTSD. Then those trained dogs will become service dogs for the disabled vets.

We're surprised they haven't been doing this all along.

The Senior Vice President of ASPCA Government Relations said:

"When more and more servicemen and women are returning from overseas with PTSD and other injuries, this bill will allow for our veterans to get the therapy and assistance they need and will give some worthy shelter dogs very good homes."

The bill passed unanimously. It's nice to know the government can really do some good in these tough economic times, and really show our veterans we appreciate everything they do for us.

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Fish Oil May Help Prevent Suicide

Filed under: HealthMental Health

Time to eat more fish!

A new military study has indicated that servicemen and women with lower levels of Omega-3 fatty acids are linked to a higher risk of suicide.

In fact, those with low levels were 60% more likely to end their own life. Why?

According to CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Omega-3 is a source of "good mood enhancers" like dopamine and serotonin. Individuals who aren't getting enough of the fatty acid can have up to 50% less of these stabilizing chemicals flowing through their blood and brain!

Inneresting!

Check out the video above to learn more about the connection between Omega-3 and mental health!

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