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U.S. Medicine Institute for Health Studies announces upcoming 2007 survey U.S. Medicine Institute for Health Studies May 11, 2007

This month, the Department of Defense (DoD) will launch the third and final recruitment phase of the largest prospective health project in military history -- the Millennium Cohort Study.

DoD study ongoing to investigate Airmen's health Air Force Press News May 27, 2005

SAN ANTONIO - An ongoing Department of Defense health study will ultimately examine health surveys submitted by service members throughout 20 years. The joint-service Millennium Cohort Study will evaluate the health risks ...

Health Study Uses Data from Global War on Terrorism DefenseLink.mil News Article May 29, 2007

When a landmark Defense Department-sponsored health study was launched six years ago, one of its goals was to evaluate the impact of future deployments on long-term health. The investigators did not know how timely the project would be...

Story shared in the Association of Military Surgeons United States (AMSUS) The Society of the Federal Health Agencies Newsletter dated Summer 2007
Tricare.mil announces upcoming 2007 survey Tricare.mil Press Room May 9, 2007

Starting in May, the Department of Defense will launch the third recruitment phase of the largest prospective health project in military history...

Cause and Effect: The Millennium Cohort Study focuses on the long-term health-care consequences of deployment The American Legion Magazine October 2010

Since 2001, the Department of Defense has been conducting a large-scale, long-term study of military personnel and veterans to help close the information gap. The Millennium Cohort Study randomly selected the first of what were eventually about 150,000 participants from all service branches, the National Guard and the reserves, asking them to answer health-related questionnaires once every three years over a span of 21 years.

You've Got Mail! Millennium Cohort Enrolling Invited Service Members Naval Medical Research and Development Newsletter September 2011

The Millennium Cohort Study is currently enrolling invited personnel and expects to add 50,000 service members to reach a goal of over 200,000 participants by early 2012.

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Sleep quality worse during or post-deployment compared to pre-deployment Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Spring 2011

Service members who were currently deployed or had returned from a deployment had significantly shorter adjusted sleep duration and increased adjusted odds of reporting trouble sleeping compared to those who had not deployed.

Article is on page 4 of the Spring 2011 issue.
Pre-existing psychiatric disorders predict post-deployment PTSD regardless of physical injury severity Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2011

Service members with one or more mental health disorders prior to deployment were two- and-a-half times more likely to screen positive for PTSD post-deployment compared to those with no mental health disorders, after controlling for pre-deployment PTSD, physical injury severity and a host of other risk factors.

Article is on page 2 of the Summer 2011 issue.
Increased physical activity levels linked to reduced PTSD symptoms Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2011

Participants who engaged in less physical activity were more likely to screen positive for PTSD. Those who reported at least 20 minutes of vigorous activity twice a week had significantly reduced odds for new-onset and persistent PTSD symptoms.

Article is on page 4 of the Summer 2011 issue.
Individual augmentees do not report increased mental health symptoms. Combat and Operational Stress Research Quarterly Summer 2012

Deployment as a Navy individual augmentee (IA) was not significantly associated with newly reported PTSD or symptoms of mental health problems (including PTSD, depression, panic or other anxiety and alcohol-related problems) compared with non-IA deployment.

Article is on page 3 of the Summer 2012 issue

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