The story of brain trauma and depression being linked to sports concussions has unfolded slowly over the years. Ben McGrath takes a step back, adds it all up and reveals the great story of the writer behind it all. We were inspired to dig this up again in the wake of the news of Junior Seau's suicide.
The New York Times has been chronicling what life has been like for veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan in a series called The Hard Road Back. This dispatch centers on an ex-Navy officer in San Diego, and how her golden retriever, Devon, helps her. Read the story and watch the video, too.