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Health & Wellness | Dec 22, 2017

VA Disability Compensation and Money Spent on Substance Use Among Homeless Veterans: A Controversial Association

Abstract Objective: There has long been concern that public support payments are used to support addictive behaviors. This study examined the amount of money homeless veterans spend on alcohol and dru...

Health & Wellness | Dec 08, 2017

Unintended Pregnancy and Contraceptive Use Among Women in the U.S. Military: A Systemic Literature Review

Abstract U.S. servicewomen’s ability to plan pregnancies is of concern to the military in terms of troop readiness and cost and is an important public health issue. Contraception access and use are...

Health & Wellness | Nov 17, 2017

The Relationship of Predeployment Child-Focused Preparedness to Reintegration Attitudes and PTSD Symptoms in Military Fathers with Young Children

Abstract Research shows that lower negative reintegration attitudes relate to lower levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among service members. Furthermore, mission preparedness has been sho...

Health & Wellness | Oct 13, 2017

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Initiation of and Engagement with Addictions Treatment Among Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders in the Veterans Health Administration

Abstract Objective: Specialty addictions treatment can improve outcomes for patients with alcohol use disorders (AUD). Thus, initiation of and engagement with specialty addictions treatment are consid...

Health & Wellness | Sep 22, 2017

Physical Activity, Suicide Risk Factors, and Suicidal Ideation in a Veteran Sample

Abstract The association between current level of suicidal ideation and physical activity was tested in a broad sample of veterans seeking care from the Veterans Health Administration. It was hypothes...

Health & Wellness | Sep 08, 2017

Associations Between Deployment, Military Rank, and Binge Drinking in Active Duty and Reserve/National Guard US Servicewomen

Abstract Background: Prior studies of mostly male U.S. service members suggest service characteristics such as deployment with combat exposure and lower rank may be a risk factor for alcohol misuse. H...

Health & Wellness | Aug 25, 2017

Reproductive Health of Active Duty Women in Medically Austere Environments

Abstract One in seven of the approximately 2.2 million Department of Defense active duty military personnel are women. Among active duty servicewomen, about 40% are under 26 years old, and almost half...

Health & Wellness | Jun 23, 2017

Mental Health of Transgender Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Conflicts Who Experienced Military Sexual Trauma

Abstract Little is known about military sexual trauma (MST) in transgender veterans. To address this gap, we examined archival data regarding transgender veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflic...

Health & Wellness | Jun 09, 2017

Impact of Military Trauma Exposures on Posttraumatic Stress and Depression in Female Veterans

Abstract Previous research has demonstrated the deleterious effects of traumatic military experiences on symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in female veterans. However, mo...

Health & Wellness | May 12, 2017

The National Veteran Sleep Disorder Study: Descriptive Epidemiology and Secular Trends, 2000-2010

Abstract: Study Objectives: A large proportion of individuals affected by sleep disorders are untreated and susceptible to accidents, injuries, long-term sequelae (e.g., risk of cardiovascular disease...

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