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Mindfulness-based stress reduction finds a place in the military

Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another. But on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dr. Valerie Rice, chief, U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate Army Medical Department Field Element in San Antonio, has participated in the Army Study Program since 2012. She has led a study entitled "Evaluating Next Generation Resiliency Training using the Virtual World of Second Life" for the last four years.

Mindfulness-based meditation and the military are generally two things that one would not associate with one another. But on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Dr. Valerie Rice, chief of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Human Research and Engineering Directorate Army Medical […]


Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy helps resolve PTSD

A behavioral health specialist aims his weapon during a demonstration provided by Maj. (Dr.) Michael Valdovinos to show how Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy can be be used to treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by recreating the look, sounds and smells of a deployed environment.

If you think you are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, a new form of help is available at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, or LRMC, where they can recreate the look, sounds and smell of a deployed environment to […]


US Army Stepping Up the Performance Triad

New Performance Triad "plus goals" for active duty Soldiers. More steps, more resistance training, and more vigorous exercise will complement nutrition and sleep goals in helping Soldiers to maintain peak performance.

It’s time for Soldiers to step it up with the Performance Triad goals. Literally. During FY 2014, the Performance Triad pilot program was conducted in three separate active-duty battalions. The data from the pilot program provided a picture of the […]


Desperate shortages leave Ukraine ill-prepared for trauma of war

Desperate shortages leave Ukraine ill-prepared for trauma of war

With Ukraine still trapped in a Soviet-era approach to mental health and psychiatric hospitals so under-funded that some have less than 10 cents a day to feed patients, the country has been left ill-prepared for the trauma of war. As […]


New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

New sleep disorder discovered impacting combat Soldiers

The study of a series of patients at Madigan Army Medical Center here, has led doctors to discover a new unique sleep-related condition impacting combat Soldiers called Trauma-associated Sleep Disorder. “Redeployed military personnel have reported for the last 13 years […]


‘Ambulance drone’ prototype unveiled in Holland

‘Ambulance drone’ prototype unveiled in Holland

A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an “ambulance drone”, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to […]


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 […]


 
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