First lady tackling medical treatment for vets

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is announcing a new effort to help future doctors better treat veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health injuries.

The first lady will announce Wednesday that more than 100 medical schools across the country are committing to help train future physicians to more effectively treat post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Both are conditions that impact service members returning from combat. The effort includes starting more research and clinical trials and sharing new findings and best practices.

The initiative is part of the first lady’s Joining Forces campaign, which seeks to motivate citizens, businesses, nonprofits and community groups to do more to support military families.

Mrs. Obama will make the announcement during a trip to Richmond, Va.