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Article ID: 712770

More than 400 Military Health Care Providers to Graduate on Armed Forces Day

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Surgeon General of the United States Navy, Vice Adm. C. Forrest Faison, III, will address more than 400 uniformed professionals and their guests on May 18, Armed Forces Day, as they receive their medical, graduate nursing, dental, biomedical science, public health, and clinical psychology degrees from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

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16-May-2019 6:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 712424

USU's Consortium for Health and Military Performance Releases New Version of Operation Supplement Safety Website

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Operation Supplement Safety (opss.org) website, established by the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP), a Department of Defense (DoD) Center of Excellence at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, is releasing a new version with additional resources and enhanced features to promote awareness among DoD personnel and their family members about dietary supplement safety.

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6-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711998

Battling combat veterans' true enemy: the specter of suicide

Michigan State University

It's s a startling statistic: At least 20 veterans take their own lives every day. There's a suicide epidemic among veterans, and mental health professionals aren't equipped to handle it, argue Michigan State University social workers and veterans. But a new MSU program could change that. MSU is the first university in the country to launch a Combat Veterans Certificate Program, which immerses social work graduate students in veterans' intense and emotional journeys from boot camp to war to civilian life.

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26-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 711383

Keto diet has potential in military, researchers say

Ohio State University

A new study has researchers hopeful that a ketogenic diet could prove useful in the military, where obesity is an ongoing challenge, both in terms of recruiting soldiers and keeping them fit for service.

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16-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711173

Mental Health Needs of Children, Youth on the Rise

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Over the last several years, providers saw a marked increase in mental health diagnoses, use of psychiatric medications, and outpatient care for mental health conditions among the diverse population of children in the Military Health System (MHS), according to a new study published this week by researchers at the Uniformed Services University. These findings suggest the mental health care needs of children and youth are increasing and more child health care providers may be needed in both the military and civilian health care system.

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11-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711079

Creighton hosts 19th annual Trauma Symposium, June 14

Creighton University

Creighton's annual Trauma Symposium features some of the nation’s top trauma surgeons this June, including keynote J. Wayne Meredith, MD, for a look at how trauma surgical care in both military and civilian arenas of welfare continues to evolve.

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10-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710901

Missouri S&T, Phelps Health receive $5.1 million from Army to help military address traumatic brain injury

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Armed with more than $5.1 million in federal funds, researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology and Phelps Health are helping the U.S. Army tackle the persistent problem of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among soldiers and recruits.Funded by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory through the Leonard Wood Institute (LWI), the Army’s research arm at the nearby Fort Leonard Wood post, Missouri S&T scientists and engineers will take a variety of approaches to address the issue.

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8-Apr-2019 9:05 AM EDT
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    7-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 710471

Device-guided Breathing Lowers Heart Rate, Sympathetic Activity in People with PTSD

American Physiological Society (APS)

Device-guided breathing may improve physiological symptoms in people with severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new study. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2019 in Orlando, Fla.

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1-Apr-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 710752

Berkeley Lab Team Uses Deep Learning to Help Veterans Administration Address Suicide Risks

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Researchers in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division are applying deep learning and analytics to electronic health record (EHR) data to help the Veterans Administration address a host of medical and psychological challenges affecting many of the nation’s 700,000 military veterans.

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3-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 708586

“Visionary Leader” Dr. Richard Thomas Named Among WVU Distinguished Alumni for 2019

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Richard W. Thomas, MD, DDS, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will be inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni (www.alumni.wvu.edu/give-back/awards/academy-of-distinguished-alumni), joining notable WVU graduates like best-selling author Stephen Coonts, comedic actor Don Knotts, NBA star Jerry West, and NASA astrophysicist Dr. Katherine Weaver.

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25-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

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