• Continue reading Vets First Podcast S:1 E:6: Extraordinary circumstances: Son donates kidney to father and Jack Jones receives the first Hepatitis C positive kidney

    September 24, 2020

    In this episode Vince and David, a father and son pair, talk two days before their kidney transplant surgery for Vince, an Air Force Veteran.

  • Continue reading Vets First Podcast S:1 E:5: When our blood filtration system goes bad: two Veteran viewpoints on kidney disease

    August 27, 2020

    In this and the following two episodes, Veterans and their caregivers talk about their experiences with chronic kidney disease and transplants through VA.

  • Continue reading Vets First Podcast S:1 E:4: Life after successful treatment of post-traumatic headache

    July 30, 2020

    In this episode, an anonymous Veteran talks about her struggle with light sensitivity and headache after a traumatic brain injury.

  • Continue reading Vets First Podcast S:1 E:3: Dr. Randy Kardon, VA Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss

    June 25, 2020

    Research plays a critical role in the treatment of Veterans. The VA Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Visual Loss is part of that role.

  • Continue reading Vets First Podcast S:1 E:2: Life after traumatic brain injury

    May 28, 2020

    During his deployment, Doug Lanphier suffered a traumatic brain injury from a scud missile fragment while on an air base and lost consciousness.

  • Continue reading Vets First Podcast S:1 E:1: Formation of Vets First Podcast

    April 24, 2020

    In this episode you are introduced to the hosts of the Vets First Podcast, Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea. They discuss the podcast and goals surrounding it.