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Audit reveals ‘systemic’ access to care woes for US veterans

Audit reveals ‘systemic’ access to care woes for US veterans

An audit on health care access for US veterans released Monday confirmed the existence of fake waiting lists, prompting a top official to slam “systemic” problems for America’s wounded warriors seeking treatment. The report is the latest revelation in a […]


After wars, US struggles to provide care for vets

After wars, US struggles to provide care for vets

The scandal over delays in medical care for US veterans has put the spotlight on a sprawling bureaucracy struggling to cope with an influx of patients with new ailments after a decade of war. The Veteran Affairs Department (VA) was […]


Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

Army first-aid kits include new eye shield

Soldiers whose eyes are injured during combat have a better chance of returning to duty with their vision intact due to some revisions in the Army’s first-aid kit. The rigid eye shield was added as a component to the Army’s […]


Army conducting joint study to improve bone health in military personnel

Army conducting joint study to improve bone health in military personnel

Researchers from the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have teamed up with the Trainee Health Surveillance Flight 559th Medical Group’s Basic Military Training Team at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, to determine whether increased vitamin D and calcium […]


New Army first aid kit includes eye protection, strap cutter

New Army first aid kit includes eye protection, strap cutter

The Army is now issuing to Soldiers the more robust, more streamlined “Individual First Aid Kit II” as replacement for the older kit which was built inside an ammunition pouch for a Squad Automatic Weapon. The IFAK II contains all […]


Army seeks to overcome depression stigma

Army seeks to overcome depression stigma

October is National Depression Awareness Month, with the theme “The courage to seek help.” The Army is calling on commanders and leaders to inform Soldiers, dependents and civilian personnel that depression is treatable, and help decrease the stigma associated with […]


New Defense Health Agency to streamline functions

New Defense Health Agency to streamline functions

The government shutdown did not stop the official opening Oct. 1 of the Defense Health Agency, a major streamlining effort of military medicine that has been in the works for three decades and signed into law earlier this year. “This […]


Consortia focus on PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury

Consortia focus on PTSD, mild traumatic brain injury

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development, will support two new multi-institutional consortia focused on translational and clinical research on […]


Mental Health Problems Surge in the Military: CRS

Mental Health Problems Surge in the Military: CRS

Mental health problems in the military are on the rise and pose a growing challenge to active duty forces, the Congressional Research Service said in a major new report on the subject. “Between 2001 and 2011, the rate of mental […]


 
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