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Released: 27-Jun-2022 1:45 PM EDT
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20-Jun-2022 9:00 AM EDT
Military Sexual Trauma Impacts Both Genders, Men May Misuse Alcohol More Than Women
Research Society on Alcoholism

Military sexual trauma (MST) can have a corrosive impact on trust within the U.S. military, as well as a number of negative effects on the individual. A recent study has examined the prevalence of MST history among U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard (USAR/NG) soldiers, the extent to which MST history predicts risk for alcohol misuse and problems, and potential sex differences in these experiences and outcomes. Findings indicate that MST is alarmingly prevalent for both female and male service members; in fact, the prevalence of MST appears to be much higher for male service members than is often reported.

Released: 16-Jun-2022 10:35 AM EDT
A Decade Later, Some Veterans Find It Hard to Breathe
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A decade after the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, some veterans find themselves with mysterious lung issues, seemingly attributable to exposure to burn pits.

Released: 14-Jun-2022 3:15 PM EDT
"Yes, optimists live longer" and more research news on Aging for media
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Newswise: Chronic Pain in Gulf War Veterans Linked to Brain Structure Changes
Released: 13-Jun-2022 3:45 PM EDT
Chronic Pain in Gulf War Veterans Linked to Brain Structure Changes
Society for Neuroscience

The brains of Gulf War Veterans with chronic pain possess larger pain processing regions and smaller pain regulation regions compared to their healthy peers, according to new research published in JNeurosci.

Released: 9-Jun-2022 6:05 AM EDT
CTE ‘uncommon’ in service member brains, most associated with civilian activities, DoD study finds
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, is uncommon in service members, and is more strongly linked to civilian traumatic brain injuries, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on June 9 by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The study, “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in the Brains of Military Personnel,” was led by Dr. David Priemer, assistant professor of Pathology at USU and neuropathologist for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, and Dr. Dan Perl, professor of Pathology and director of the Department of Defense/USU Brain Tissue Repository at USU.

Newswise: Dr. Jonathan Woodson Selected to Lead Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Released: 6-Jun-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Dr. Jonathan Woodson Selected to Lead Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Jonathan Woodson, a vascular surgeon and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)), will lead the nation’s only federal health sciences university – the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) – as its new President. Woodson was selected by the Secretary of Defense following a nationwide academic search. The announcement was made June 2, 2022, by Ms. Seileen Mullen, the acting ASD(HA).

Newswise: PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert to Honor Director of Rutgers’ Vets4Warriors Program
Released: 23-May-2022 8:15 AM EDT
PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert to Honor Director of Rutgers’ Vets4Warriors Program
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Gen. Mark Graham, director of the Vets4Warriors program at the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care National Call Center is being honored at the 33rd National Memorial Day Concert.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
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Newswise: Senior HHS Advisor Rear Adm. Susan Orsega to Receive Honorary Degree from Uniformed Services University
Released: 16-May-2022 6:05 AM EDT
Senior HHS Advisor Rear Adm. Susan Orsega to Receive Honorary Degree from Uniformed Services University
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will bestow an honorary degree upon U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Rear Adm. Susan Orsega, a USU graduate and the senior advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General and the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. The degree symbolizes the university’s respect for Orsega’s continued service, and will be presented during the university’s commencement ceremony on May 21, Armed Forces Day.

Newswise: UTSW Genetic Study Confirms Sarin Nerve Gas as Cause of Gulf War Illness
Released: 12-May-2022 12:05 AM EDT
UTSW Genetic Study Confirms Sarin Nerve Gas as Cause of Gulf War Illness
UT Southwestern Medical Center

For three decades, scientists have debated the underlying cause of Gulf War illness (GWI), a collection of unexplained and chronic symptoms affecting veterans of the Persian Gulf War. Now researchers led by Robert Haley, M.D., Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the Division of Epidemiology at UT Southwestern, have solved the mystery, showing through a detailed genetic study that the nerve gas sarin was largely responsible for the syndrome.

Released: 10-May-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Discovery in the brains of army veterans with chronic pain could pave way for personalized treatments
Frontiers

A new study is the first to investigate brain connectivity patterns at rest in veterans with both chronic pain and trauma, finding three unique brain subtypes potentially indicating high, medium, and low susceptibility to pain and trauma symptoms.

Released: 2-May-2022 12:00 PM EDT
Uniformed Services University to Host May 4th DoD Cancer Moonshot Roundtable
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

On May 4th, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences will host the Department of Defense Cancer Moonshot Roundtable, “A Conversation on Cancer Health Equity and Military-relevant Environmental Exposures,” as part of a day-long series of agency events sponsored by the White House Cancer Moonshot initiative.

14-Apr-2022 12:05 AM EDT
Study uses machine-learning approach to calculate risk for veteran homelessness
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

In the U.S. today, there are an estimated 1.4 million homeless veterans, which makes up about eight percent of the country’s homeless population. Though it has been difficult to accurately predict homelessness before it occurs, a new collaborative study using a “personalized medicine” approach, led by the Uniformed Services University (USU), suggests self-reported lifetime depression and posttraumatic stress disorder were among the most important factors that put veterans at risk for becoming homeless.

Released: 13-Apr-2022 10:45 AM EDT
Comparing Potential Moral Injury in Veterans and Health Care Workers
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

A study comparing 618 military veterans who deployed to a combat zone after Sept. 11, 2001, and 2,099 health care workers (HCWs) working during the COVID-19 pandemic found similar levels of potential moral injury (PMI), with 46.1% of veterans and 50.7% of HCWs reporting PMI.

Released: 8-Apr-2022 2:45 PM EDT
Gap in Willingness and Access to Video Visit Use Among Older High-risk Veterans: Cross-sectional Study
Journal of Medical Internet Research

Background: The recent shift to video care has exacerbated disparities in health care access, especially among high-need, high-risk (HNHR) adults. Developing data-driven approaches to improve access to care necessitates a deep...

Released: 5-Apr-2022 3:55 PM EDT
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1-Apr-2022 7:05 AM EDT
Indications of Moral Injury Similar between Combat Veterans and COVID-19 Health Care Workers
Duke Health

COVID-19 health care workers experienced high rates of potential moral injury that are comparable to rates among military veterans, according to a collaborative study between Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

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Released: 30-Mar-2022 2:35 PM EDT
The Power of the Diet
American University

AU professor awarded $6.4 million grant for clinical trial researching dietary intervention in U.S. veterans suffering from Gulf War Illness

Released: 25-Mar-2022 10:05 AM EDT
New DoD Instruction Addresses Dietary Supplement Education Needs for the Military Community
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

To address adverse events from dietary supplements experienced by service members, a new Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction was recently signed and released. DoDI 6130.06: Use of Dietary Supplements in the DoD calls for mandatory dietary supplement education and identifies Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) as the official DoD program for all information related to dietary supplements in the military.

Released: 21-Mar-2022 11:45 AM EDT
AANA Applauds Rep. Underwood’s Support of Removing Barriers to Care in the Veterans Administration
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

ring a hearing on VA Healthcare workforce issues on March 17 in the House Committee on Veterans Affairs (VA), Committee member Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL) urged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Congress to address workforce shortages in the VA healthcare system by allowing Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) to practice at the full scope of their licensure and education.

Released: 17-Mar-2022 12:45 PM EDT
Veterans Have Increased Access to Quality Anesthesia Care With Passage of RAISE Act
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, signed into law by President Biden on March 15, includes legislation to increase recruitment opportunities for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system.

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Released: 16-Mar-2022 8:30 AM EDT
To the Rescue: Program Matches FAU Military Veteran Students with Shelter Dogs
Florida Atlantic University

The “FAU Veteran Canine Rescue Mission” program matches FAU student veterans and alumni veterans with dogs from the Humane Society of Broward County, which will be trained by Happy With Dogs as either for service, emotional support or companionship. The program also includes a research component of the human-canine bond.

Released: 14-Mar-2022 2:15 PM EDT
American Society of Anesthesiologists Applauds Congressmen Scott, Turner and Garbarino for Protecting Veterans Lives by Maintaining Physician-led Care at the Department of Veterans Affairs
American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) applauds Congressman David Scott (GA-13), Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) and Congressman Andrew Garbarino (NY-02) for the introduction of the Protect Lifesaving Anesthesia Care for Veterans Act and urges the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to retain the Anesthesia Care Team model currently used in VA.

Released: 9-Mar-2022 3:45 PM EST
AANA President Calls on Congress to Reject Legislation that Prevents Veterans from Accessing Quality Care
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

The president of the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) issued the following statement in response to a bill designed to prevent Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from practicing to the full extent of their licensure in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Released: 8-Mar-2022 10:25 AM EST
Follow-up shows 'very high odds' of long-term disability for veterans with combat concussion
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

Service members who sustained combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Iraq or Afghanistan are at high risk of long-term disability – up to 49 times higher than in other groups of deployed veterans, reports a study in the March/April issue of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR). The official journal of the Brain Injury Association of America, JHTR is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 3-Mar-2022 11:55 AM EST
Researchers find that a national housing and support program works to help homeless veterans
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers at UCLA Health have found that Housing First, a national program to provide housing and support for homeless persons, was effective in helping homeless veterans access housing and remain in their homes five years after it was implemented.

Newswise: New Facility dog Grover to bring ‘pawsitive’ impact to next generation of health care providers
Released: 28-Feb-2022 6:05 AM EST
New Facility dog Grover to bring ‘pawsitive’ impact to next generation of health care providers
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) will enlist the support of a second facility dog, Grover, a two-year-old black Labrador named after a decorated WWII veteran. The new addition to the university – who will promote wellness on campus and teach the benefits of pet therapy in health care – will officially be welcomed to campus with an Army enlistment ceremony on Feb. 28, when he will become “Sgt. Grover,” combat medic.

Released: 24-Feb-2022 1:55 PM EST
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17-Feb-2022 3:35 PM EST
The Latest Research News in Cardiovascular Health
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31-Jan-2022 5:20 PM EST
Study reveals high death rates associated with acute kidney injury in hospitalized veterans
American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

• Among veterans with acute kidney injury (AKI) at some point between 2008 to 2017, 6% died in-hospital and 28% died within 1 year. In contrast, in-hospital and one-year mortality was 0.8% and 14%, respectively, among non-AKI hospitalizations. • In veterans hospitalized with AKI, in-hospital and one-year mortality rates remained stable throughout the study period.

Newswise: Macromolecular gel with therapeutic payload could be silver bullet for osteoarthritis
Released: 26-Jan-2022 11:15 AM EST
Macromolecular gel with therapeutic payload could be silver bullet for osteoarthritis
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

NYU researchers, including Jin Kim Montclare, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, along with investigators from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine have found both the molecular vehicle and therapeutic payload for delivering pharmacologic treatment to affected joints, which could halt post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) onset and progression.

Newswise: Vets4Warriors Lights Up Times Square So Every Service Member Knows They Are Never Alone
Released: 3-Jan-2022 10:45 AM EST
Vets4Warriors Lights Up Times Square So Every Service Member Knows They Are Never Alone
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Vets4Warriors (V4W), which provides live, 24/7 peer support to service members, veterans, and their families and caregivers, has launched a new billboard at 1500 Broadway in Times Square so every veteran, service member, military family member, and caregiver knows they are never alone.

Newswise: World-Renowned Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Norman Rich, Honored with AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award
Released: 13-Dec-2021 10:20 AM EST
World-Renowned Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Norman Rich, Honored with AMSUS Lifetime Achievement Award
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Dr. Norman M. Rich, professor and chair emeritus of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) Department of Surgery, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his many significant contributions to military medicine.

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Released: 9-Dec-2021 6:05 AM EST
Media Advisory: Save the Date for STS Annual Meeting
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 58th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. For those who cannot attend in person, a virtual option is available.

Newswise: Researchers examine links to cognitive decline of hearing loss, military service, and timeliness of diagnosis
Released: 16-Nov-2021 8:35 AM EST
Researchers examine links to cognitive decline of hearing loss, military service, and timeliness of diagnosis
University of Washington School of Medicine

In recent studies, researchers find 1) Few people get a timely diagnosis of dementia, especially if they are of color with no college degree. 2) No dementia risk in members of military over 65. 3) Link to hearing and dementia.

Released: 15-Nov-2021 12:45 PM EST
Lower risk of death for Black Veterans with heart failure and pneumonia in VA system
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott

A study of Veterans hospitalized for common conditions in the Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system confirms that adjusted mortality rates are lower for Black compared to White Veterans – while also showing higher adjusted mortality rates among Hispanic Veterans relative to White Veterans across most risk-adjustment models, reports the December issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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Released: 12-Nov-2021 1:35 PM EST
Comprehensive care at Ohio State's new Military Medicine Program
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Wounded military service members from across the country are getting specialized, life-changing care at the new Military Medicine Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine.

Released: 11-Nov-2021 3:35 PM EST
Unhoused veterans struggle to find services
RAND Corporation

A year-long study of a group of military veterans experiencing homeless in Los Angeles found that few were able to obtain permanent housing over the course of the period, even though they lived near the region’s major VA service center.

Released: 10-Nov-2021 11:55 AM EST
Argonne employee group funds service dog for Chicago area veteran
Argonne National Laboratory

A U.S. Army veteran living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was presented with an Australian shepherd service dog on Sept. 25, the result of roughly five years of fundraising by an employee group at Argonne National Laboratory.

Newswise: Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury: M.O.M. to the Rescue
Released: 10-Nov-2021 8:30 AM EST
Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury: M.O.M. to the Rescue
Florida Atlantic University

The M.O.M. project, which will have four units in Ohio, Florida, South Carolina and Texas, will engage veterans with traumatic brain injury, their caregivers and other stakeholders to bolster patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research in order to identify treatment options for traumatic brain injury that are effective, acceptable, and meaningful to the veteran population.

Released: 9-Nov-2021 10:05 AM EST
AANA Honors Our Nation’s Veterans, Calls for Increased Access to Care in the VA
American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology

This Veterans Day, the American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology (AANA) thanks our nation’s veterans for their service and honors their sacrifices. The AANA also recognizes our military Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), who are the primary providers of anesthesia care in the U.S. military and often the sole providers of anesthesia in austere environments.

Newswise: Hero’s Encounter: Leading Geriatrician and World War II Veteran Share Bond
Released: 9-Nov-2021 8:30 AM EST
Hero’s Encounter: Leading Geriatrician and World War II Veteran Share Bond
Florida Atlantic University

An internationally renowned geriatrician and advocate for seniors and a 98-year-old World War II veteran hero are a dynamic duo whose paths recently crossed. They have a common bond: to improve care and quality of life for Americans and people throughout the world.

Released: 2-Nov-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Good Managers Are Conscious of 'Sleep Leadership,' Johns Hopkins Study Shows
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

In a new paper, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Professor Brian Gunia and his co-authors examine “sleep leadership,” the idea that organizational leaders can take specific actions to promote better sleep among employees and thereby improve employees’ workplace outcomes and the overall well-being of the organization.

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Released: 1-Nov-2021 8:15 AM EDT
“Veteran Journeys,” by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health Professor, is Honored at Awareness Film Festival
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

“Veteran Journeys,” film by Dr. Kenneth Wells, professor at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Semel Institute, and David Geffen School of Medicine, Receives "Courage Award" at festival in advance of Veterans Day, November 11


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