Military Medicine

Military Health Symposium August 2016

Faculty, staff participate in military health symposium

August 19, 2016
 

Retired Maj. Gen. Byron C. Hepburn, M.D., director of the Health Science Center’s Military Health Institute, and a large contingent of Health Science Center faculty and staff participated in the Military Health System Research Symposium, held Aug. 15-18 in Kissimmee, Florida.

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Women in combat, PTSD

Reuters: Women in combat, like men, at risk for PTSD

August 11, 2016
 

Women in the military who experience combat have a much greater risk than those who don’t of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues, a U.S. study suggests.

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Deployment

KWTX 10: Helping Fort Hood families with the deployment cycle

June 21, 2016
 

Almost every month our men and women in the military are deploying to different areas in the world to protect our freedom. Even though we applaud our men and women in uniform, we should also recognize their families at home.

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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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