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TBI, PTSD among war-related illnesses veterans face

More than 2 million service men and women have served overseas in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some 15 percent of those have deployed three or more times since 2001. The Department of Veterans Affairs notes significantly increased incidence of psychological and physical problems in these multiple-tour vets.

Medical personnel outlined key issues facing the nation's newest veterans during a "Mounting physical and mental health needs of returning vets" panel at the annual Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Chicago.

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