January 9, 2020
Caleb Rans | Psychiatry Advisor
Insomnia-related sleep complaints were found to be highly prevalent in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to the results of a study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
January 8, 2020
Wyatt Olson | Stars and Stripes
Service members who suffered moderate to severe traumatic brain injury in combat have significantly higher incidence of mental health disorders in following years as compared to warfighters who sustained other traumatic injuries, a study found.
The study, published in the current issue of the journal Military Medicine, examined almost 5,000 cases of traumatic injury experienced by Marines, soldiers, airmen and sailors during combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan from February 2002 to February 2011.
January 3, 2020
Karen Jowers | Military Times
For the 4.1 million people who are newly eligible for shopping privileges on military installations, defense officials have provided some more details on access to the new shopping and recreation benefits open to them as of Jan. 1.
December 27, 2019
Dorothy Mills-Gregg | Military.com
Bank and lender scams bilk troops and veterans out of the most money -- an estimated $112 million since 2012 -- but job scams and identity theft are the most commonly reported, according to a new survey.
Compiled by technology consumer review website Comparitech, the report also found that a little over half of the 1 million service members, veterans and military family members who have been scammed in the last seven years were affiliated with the Army.
December 27, 2019
Leo Shane III | Military Times
Veterans Affairs officials are launching a new effort to reach out to recently separated troops to inform them about benefits and support services in an effort to ease transition issues and hopefully prevent more veteran suicides.
November 10, 2019
Tim Farrell | The Hill
For me, Nov. 11 is a day of reflection, honoring those who have served our country as we continue to strive toward the aspirations of global peace that spurred the proclamation of Veterans Day. As someone whose post-service professional life affords him the privilege of working with my fellow veterans and the groups that serve them, this aspiration is a constant drumbeat.
November 6, 2019
Sarah Burh | Tech Crunch
Apple has teamed up with Veteran Affairs (VA) to allow those who’ve served our country to now access their health records via iPhone. Health records access via Apple’s Health app has been available to iPhone users since the beginning of 2018. However, the ability to access that data has been limited to those hospitals and medical systems working with Apple to allow people to access their records.
October 30, 2019
Patricia Kime and Leo Shane III | Military Times
Wounded veterans have seen improved employment opportunities and quality of life in recent years but still face serious long-term mental health and physical health challenges, according to a new survey of Wounded Warrior Project members released this week.
Among the most disturbing findings is that one-third of veterans polled for the report had suicidal thoughts in just the past two weeks.
October 7, 2019
Diana Stancy Correll | Army Times
A majority of Army spouses reported feeling stressed, overwhelmed or tired in the past year.
Such were the results of a new Rand Corp. study evaluating challenges Army spouses encounter, attitudes they have toward the Army and how spouses use resources available to them.
October 3, 2019
John Ismay | New York Times - At War
In a hotel conference room in Arlington, Va., seated around an oval table with a large window view of the Potomac River, roughly 15 women had gathered for a training seminar to learn how to lead small networking groups of women like themselves. Coming from all over the country, these women, who ranged in age from their mid-30s to mid-50s, all shared one important characteristic: They had all served in the United States military, and now as civilians they were learning to adjust to life out of the uniform.