Military Medicine

Alan Peterson, Ph.D.

New York Times: Those with multiple tours of war struggle at home

May 31, 2016
 

The number of veterans with multiple tours of combat duty is the largest in modern American history. New evidence suggests that these veterans are not like most others when it comes to adjusting to civilian life.

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U.S. News & World Report: Predeployment riskiest time for military suicide attempts

May 26, 2016
 

Suicide attempts in the military aren’t necessarily combat-driven. At the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Army soldiers most likely to try to kill themselves were never deployed, new research shows.

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PTSD

IANS Live: Low levels of fat hormone may increase PTSD risk

May 16, 2016
 

People who have low levels of a fat hormone might be more prone to developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms if they are exposed to a traumatic event, new research suggests.

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MD Magazine: Dogs helped veterans with PTSD

May 15, 2016
 

It may not come as a surprise to dog-lovers, but research presented at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, showed that adopting a canine companion proved helpful to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read the full story at MD Magazine

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PTSD

PTSD linked to low levels of fat hormone

May 11, 2016
 

Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) relive past traumas again and again, bound in a virtual prison of their memories. Researchers in the School of Medicine at the Health Science Center now report a biological mechanism that might explain why these individuals are less able to extinguish the fear of past dangers.

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Roxana E. Delgado, Ph.D.

Military Health Institute faculty to present at Invictus symposium

May 4, 2016
 

Roxana E. Delgado, Ph.D., a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics funded by the Military Health Institute, will be among the presenters at the Invictus Games Symposium.

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