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What We Can Learn in 21 Years US Medicine April 2010

Results [from the Millennium Cohort Study] ... are being regularly reported and are better informing DoD, VA and other medical providers on how to best care for those who are serving our nation. More than 30 publications of findings from the Millennium Cohort Study have already appeared in medical and scientific journals.

Trying to Get Rest For The Weary: Managing Sleep Disorders In Returning Servicemembers US Medicine 2011 April

Returning servicemembers are among the some 40 million Americans who suffer from chronic long term sleep disorders, and, for reasons ranging from disrupted sleep during deployment

Report Examines Readjustment Needs of Veterans and Troops US Medicine 8 April 2013

DoD and VA should sponsor longitudinal studies to answer questions regarding long-term effect of TBI, PTSD and other mental health disorders, a recent IoM report recommended. The report suggested that current studies like the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Health Study of the Gulf War Era Veterans may provide a platform for long-term followup.

Alcohol a problem for stressed returning soldiers USA Today August 12, 2008

CHICAGO (AP) - National Guard and Reserve combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely to develop drinking problems than active-duty U.S. soldiers, a new military study suggests ...

VA finds sexual assaults more common in war zones USA Today 26 December 2012

Scientists found that military women who had served between 2001 and 2004, and who had been in direct combat, were 2 1/2 times more likely to say they had been sexually assaulted during those years than female servicemembers who had never been to war. This article is also published on Army Times.

DoD study ongoing to investigate Marines' health USMC Press Release June 2, 2005

SAN DIEGO - In response to health events surrounding the 1990-1991 Gulf War, a need was identified to create a long-term study to describe the health affects associated with military service, especially those related to ...

Recruiting for Mental Resilience Needs to be a Priority UT San Diego 27 Oct 2013

Today's all-volunteer force is arguably one of the most highly trained and highly educated in our nation's history. To maintain that edge, it must have a strong recruiting pipeline, one that seeks out physically fit, smart young men and women who are interested in serving their country and gaining valuable skills for subsequent careers outside the military. Why, then, don't they recruit for mental health and resiliency?

Millennium Cohort Study finds sparse evidence of lung damage from burn pits VA Research Currents August 2012

Analyzing the military and health records of nearly 23,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans, researchers with VA and the Department of Defense found little evidence of a higher risk of respiratory problems among those who served near burn pits.

Military.com's Veterans Report announces upcoming 2007 survey Veterans Report March 12, 2007

The U.S. military's largest veterans benefits update website, run by Military.com, has recently posted an announcement of the upcoming 2007 Millennium Cohort Study survey ...

After combat, do military moms get more depressed than women without kids? Washington Post 25 January 2013

"Women who deploy and report combat-associated exposures after childbirth are significantly more likely to screen positive for maternal depression than are women who did not deploy after childbirth," concluded the study, titled "Is Military Deployment a Risk Factor for Maternal Depression?" and appearing in the Journal of Women's Health.

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