New England Medical Schools Join Vets' Health Push

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The White House says six medical colleges at New England universities are among 130 nationwide participating in a program to teach their students how to better serve military veterans' unique physical and mental health needs.

The initiative is part of a program called Joining Forces.

It's intended to train the next generation of U.S. doctors to better understand and treat traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder and other problems.

The medical schools have promised to provide specialized training for students, develop new research and clinical trials, share their findings with each other and collaborate with federal agencies.

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