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Early First Deployment, or Short Time Between Deployments, Increases Risk for Attempting Suicide in Soldiers

Soldiers who deploy twice in one year, with six months or less between each deployment, could be at an increased risk for attempted suicide during or after their second deployment, according to a study published April 18.
16-Apr-2018 12:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Former VA Secretary Dr. James B. Peake to Deliver Uniformed Services University Commencement Address

Former Veterans Affairs Cabinet Secretary and retired Army Lieutenant General (Dr.) James B. Peake will deliver the commencement address for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences on Saturday, May 19, at the Daughters of the...
10-Apr-2018 4:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Stroke, Heart Disease, Cancer Are Major Drivers of Poverty

Most aid provided to low- and middle-income countries is focused on controlling communicable diseases, like malaria, HIV, and other infectious diseases. However, according to new comprehensive analysis published April 4 in The Lancet, the focus...
5-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Infants Exposed to Antacids, Antibiotics at Increased Risk for Childhood Allergies

Exposing infants to antacids or antibiotics in their first six months of life could increase their risk of developing allergies in childhood.
29-Mar-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Early Childhood Trauma Re-Wires the Brain, Increasing Risk for Depression

Federal researchers have discovered that severe stress or trauma early in life could actually change how the brain responds to stress hormones, essentially "re-wiring" the brain for later neuropathological disorders, according to a study, "A role...
4-Mar-2018 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Darnall Army Medical Center to Receive USU Excellence in Teaching Award

The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, will be recognized for its superior clinical training of military medical students and graduate nursing students in a ceremony Feb. 28.
27-Feb-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Yeast May Be the Solution to Toxic Waste Clean-Up

About 46,000 nuclear weapons were produced during the Cold War era, leading to tremendous volumes of acidic radioactive liquid waste seeping into the environment. A new study suggests yeast as a potentially safer and more cost effective way to help...
5-Jan-2018 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Dr. D. Scott Merrell Awarded 2017 Rare Disease Research Grant

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has announced its 2017 Rare Disease Research Grant recipients and Dr. D. Scott Merrell, professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is...
20-Dec-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Stop Life-Threatening Bleeding: National Stop the Bleed Day, March 31

27-Mar-2018 6:00 AM EDT

Resources Available to Aid in Recovery From Community Violence

The recent string of violence among families throughout the country have increased the need for community resources to support those touched by the tragedies. Educational resources available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, or CSTS...
21-Apr-2009 12:10 PM EDT

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