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Newswise: Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?
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Released: 18-Mar-2020 3:50 PM EDT
Should the United States Leave Afghanistan?
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. This week, I discussed the U.S. role in Afghanistan with Carter Malkasian, former special assistant for strategy to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Barnett Rubin, senior fellow and associate director of the Center on International Cooperation at New York University.

11-Sep-2017 7:00 AM EDT
In a Decade of War, U.S. Military Surgeons Provided More Than 6,000 Humanitarian Surgical Procedures to Afghan Adults
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

In addition to caring for U.S. troops and coalition forces during conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. military surgeons also provided humanitarian surgical care to nearly 6,000 local national Afghan adult patients over the course of a decade, according to a study published Sept. 13 in JAMA Surgery.

Newswise: Satellites, Airport Visibility Readings Shed Light on Troops' Exposure to Dust Storms, Pollution
Released: 8-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST
Satellites, Airport Visibility Readings Shed Light on Troops' Exposure to Dust Storms, Pollution
Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

Research lays groundwork for large VA study on respiratory health in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets

Newswise: Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets
Released: 13-May-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Symptoms of 'Chronic Multisymptom Illness' May Be Common in Iraq, Afghanistan Vets
Veterans Affairs (VA) Research Communications

In a Veterans Affairs study of more than 300 enlisted Army National Guard and Army Reserve members who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, a majority reported symptoms consistent with a condition known as chronic multisymptom illness (CMI). The data were collected a year after the soldiers returned home.

Released: 13-May-2016 1:05 PM EDT
From Front Lines to the OR, How do Military Surgeons Return to Civilian Medicine?
Newswise

New paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons lays out what military surgeons need to sustain surgical skills for both environments.

Released: 9-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT
Risk Factors for Army Suicide Attempts in Iraq, Afghanistan Identified
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Risk factors for regular Army suicide attempts by enlisted soldiers and officers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been identified, and socio-demographic factors, length of service, deployment history, and the presence and recency of a mental health diagnosis are among the primary predictors, according to a study published July 8 in JAMA Psychiatry. Enlisted Army service members in their second month of service were at greatest risk for attempting suicide.

Released: 25-Jun-2015 9:25 AM EDT
Children with Severe Head Injuries Are Casualties of Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US combat support hospitals treated at least 650 children with severe, combat-related head injuries, according to a special article in the July issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

13-May-2013 9:05 AM EDT
Repeat Brain Injury Raises Soldiers' Suicide Risk
University of Utah

Suicide risk is higher among military personnel with more lifetime TBIs, even after controlling for clinical symptom severity. Results of the study show that multiple TBIs, which are common among military personnel, may contribute to increased risk for suicide.

Newswise: Mental Health in Afghanistan: Poverty, Vulnerability Have Bigger Impact Than War, Study Finds
Released: 6-Mar-2013 4:00 PM EST
Mental Health in Afghanistan: Poverty, Vulnerability Have Bigger Impact Than War, Study Finds
Washington University in St. Louis

A new study on mental health in Afghanistan looks beyond the effects of its 12-year war and identifies the root causes of mental distress and anxiety among its citizens: poverty and vulnerability.

Newswise: REINS Act Would Severely Impair Ability to Implement Laws
Released: 6-Mar-2013 4:00 PM EST
REINS Act Would Severely Impair Ability to Implement Laws
Washington University in St. Louis

Ronald M. Levin, JD, administrative law expert and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, recently testified on the REINS Act before the House Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law. “Under the REINS Act, the dysfunction that now afflicts Congress in the enactment of laws would spread to the implementation of the laws,” he says.


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