First lady: More research on veterans medical care

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? First lady Michelle Obama has told military members and veterans that more than 100 medical schools are teaming up to boost training and research on traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Obama appeared Wednesday at Virginia Commonwealth University and said 105 U.S. medical schools and 25 schools of osteopathic medicine are bolstering their efforts to train students in treating brain injuries, PTSD and other mental-health issues affecting returning service members.

She thanked troops from Fort Lee in the audience, and told medical students that the military members are counting on them.

Before the appearance, Obama headlined a fundraiser for her husband’s re-election campaign and visited a local Veterans Administration hospital.