A new study has found evidence that some teenagers are at higher risk
for substance abuse because their brains work differently, in ways that make
them more impulsive. The same study has also found that different networks in
the brain seem to be connected to symptoms of ADHD.
UVM’s Dr. Cindy Forehand discusses the similarities and differences between men’s and women’s brains. Also, a look at the changing role of the Vermont National Guard, and we hear the sounds of Snocross.
all turbulence in the national economy and on Wall Street mean for Vermont? State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding
examines the health of the state’s investment accounts, and Vermont’s economic outlook. Also, Staff Sergeant Alaria O’Brien shares her story of helping help other Iraq and Afghanistan veterans get
medical and psychological services after
deployment. And the Brattleboro Women’s Film Festival is underway – we get a peek a few of the films.
Just a under a year ago, the Vermont National Guard started a new
effort to help identify whether veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq were
suffering from traumatic brain injury. Over the first
year of the program, its mandate and staffing have increased to deal
with the large numbers of veterans who need assistance in readjusting
to civilian life.