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Military Personnel With Mental Woes Before Deployment at Higher PTSD Risk Health Day 3 May 2011

Military personnel who have a psychiatric disorder prior to deployment or who've been injured during combat are more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after they return home.

Risk factors for lower extremity tendinopathies in military personnel Healio 01 August 2013

Lower extremity tendinopathies and plantar fasciitis were common injuries among military personnel, with plantar fasciitis incidents significantly associated with deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to recent study results

DSM-4, DSM-5 checklists successfully assess PTSD among veteran, military populations Healio 27 April 2021

Both the PTSD Checklist-Civilian and PTSD Checklist for DSM-5 versions successfully assessed the disorder among veteran and military populations, according to results of a diagnostic study published in JAMA Network Open.

Iraq/Afghanistan deployment tied to respiratory woes Global News 3 December 2009

U.S. military personnel deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan face an increased risk for developing respiratory symptoms, including persistent or recurring cough and shortness of breath, a large-scale military study has shown.

Millennium Cohort Study Expanding To Include Spouses of Service Members Force Health Protection and Readiness 22 March 2010

The Millennium Cohort Study, which was launched in 2001 to help address health outcomes related to Service members' deployments, will soon be increasing its enrollment to more than 200,000 participants. The next survey cycle, which begins this year, will add 50,000 new Cohort members plus 10,000 spouses of Service members to the study.

Poor Health Linked to PTSD Risk Among Vets Forbes.com 16 April 2009

Military personnel who have poor mental or physical health before they go into combat are more likely to experience post-traumatic stress disorder following their battlefield experience, a U.S. military study finds ...

Experts Debate Link Between Deployment And Suicide Risk Forbes.com 19 December 2013

There is a very interesting debate over combat deployment and suicide risk in the December 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.The conversation unfolds in the letters section, and it addresses the results of a JAMA study published in August that suggested military deployment is not associated with suicide risk.

Deployed service members have higher risks for smoking, heavy drinking, and PTSD Federal Health Institute Newsletter 29 May 2009

A recent study on the long-term health effects of thousands of service members found that deployed service members who are exposed to combat have increased risks for smoking, heavy drinking and PTSD symptoms

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
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 ...

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