House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel. Here’s how the Colorado delegates voted.

House just passed a controversial defense policy bill that limits access to abortion and transgender health care for military personnel.  Here's how the Colorado delegates voted.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the annual defense policy bill on Friday, 219 to 210. The Colorado delegation like the House as a whole split largely, but not quite, along the lines of the party after Republicans added several controversial amendments to the culture war. The bill would authorize an $866 billion defense bill … Read more

Echoes of wars: How childhood traumas amplify PTSD risk for military veterans

Child mental health PTSD

A new study indicates that service members who were physically, emotionally or sexually abused during their childhoods are at an increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when deployed to conflict zones. The research builds on the understanding that adverse experiences early in life can increase vulnerability to trauma in adulthood. A recent study … Read more