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Study Published in JAMA Psychiatry Examines Suicide Attempt Risk Factors, Methods and Timing, Related to Deployment Among Active Duty Soldiers


Suicide attempts, like suicides, have increased in the U.S. Army over the last decade. To better understand and prevent suicidal behavior, researchers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the University of California,...
25-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Improved Diagnostic Criteria Needed for Individuals Suffering From Complicated Grief


To better identify and diagnose those suffering from debilitating grief after the death of a loved one, proposed diagnostic criteria need significant modifications, according to research published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry – the...
24-May-2016 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Identify Genetic Risk Factors for PTSD

In the largest study of DNA samples from service members with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), researchers have identified genetic mutations that may be associated with an increased risk factor for PTSD. This new study, published May 11 in...
23-May-2016 9:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Serving Those Who Serve, More Than 360 Uniformed Medical Professionals Graduate From USU


More than 360 uniformed professionals and their guests will receive their long-deserved medical, graduate nursing, dental and biomedical science, public health and clinical psychology degrees on May 21 – Armed Forces Day – at the Uniformed...
20-May-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Former DoD Assistant Secretary for Health Jonathan Woodson to deliver USU Research Days Presidential Lecture


The Honorable (Dr.) Jonathan Woodson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, will address a number of interdisciplinary researchers, medical students, faculty and staff as he delivers the Presidential Lecture at the Uniformed...
13-May-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Residual Inflammation, Abnormal Blood Coagulation Place Individuals with HIV at Increased Risk for Non-AIDS Diseases

With more than 36.9 million people infected globally, HIV continues to be a major public health issue. Those living with the virus are at an increased risk for other non-AIDS diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer, and though it’s not...
12-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Symposium to Highlight Innovation, Research in Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Dr. David Marcozzi, associate professor and director of Population Health in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at the “Innovations for Tomorrow” symposium,...
18-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Find Lack of Racial Disparities for Insured Military Patients

Racial disparities are not present among military members and their dependents, a testament to the equality that exists in the armed services, according to a recent longitudinal analysis published by researchers at the Uniformed Services University...
12-Apr-2016 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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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