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Study Spurs Reassessment of Alcohol Awareness Programs DefenseLink.mil August 13, 2008

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2008 - Defense Department officials are assessing ways to better prepare servicemembers, particularly members of the reserve and National Guard, for the stresses of combat so they're better able to avoid alcohol-related problems when they return home, defense officials said today ...

Study Team Sets Out to Identify Health Trends in Service Members US Department of Defense Military Health System 26 October 2009

The Department of Defense's ongoing Millennium Cohort Study of 150,000 members of the military and veterans has helped researchers learn important new information about many deployment health-related concerns, according to the leader of the study.

Substance Abuse In The Military Now A Public Health Crisis Huffington Post 27 September 2012

According to the Millennium Cohort Study soldiers who are deployed and exposed to combat, "are at increased risk of new-onset heavy weekly drinking, binge drinking, and other alcohol-related problems."

The Post-Traumatic Stress Trap Scientific American Magazine April 2009

A growing number of experts insist that the concept of post-traumatic stress disorder is itself disordered and that soldiers are suffering as a result...

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...

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

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.

US military members who report poor sleep were less resilient in recent study MedicalXpress 27 May 2016

A new study found that military service members who reported insomnia symptoms or short sleep durations were less resilient than members who reported healthy sleep hygiene. Several physical and mental variables were evaluated as indices of resilience. These variables were, self-rated general health, lost workdays, deployment, completion of service term, and health care utilization.

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.

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.

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