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Widower takes ban on military injury lawsuits to Supreme Court

The military health system, with 54 hospitals and 377 medical clinics, serves about 9.4 million beneficiaries, including nearly 1.4 million active-duty members. “I don’t want this to happen to any other family,” Daniel said. The Supreme Court hasn ...

Source: NBC News
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Rates of post-trauma stress rise in British military veterans

The findings are from the third phase of a major cohort study by the Centre for Military Health Research at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

Source: Reuters
Published: 07 Oct 2018

Mental health first aid course available to military veterans and families

With poppy sales beginning within the week, for some active military members, veterans and their families, the lead-up to Remembrance Day can be a difficult time because it evokes memories of friends and loved ones they’ve lost. According to the Mainland ...

Source: Vancouver Courier
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Still wondering why his wife died in a Washington military hospital, this former officer is taking his case to the Supreme Court

The military health system, with 54 hospitals and 377 medical clinics, serves about 9.4 million beneficiaries, including nearly 1.4 million active-duty members. “I don’t want this to happen to any other family,” Daniel said. The Supreme Court hasn ...

Source: The Seattle Times
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Delta Dental Community Care Foundation Partners with Military Associations to Provide Oral Health / Wellness Grants

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) announced today that the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has partnered with AFA along with the Association of the US Army (AUSA), Marine Corps League, Association of the ...

Source: PR Newswire
Published: 15 Oct 2018

Military Families to Benefit from 6th Annual Beacon Health Options Charity Golf Outing

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Health Options, a leader in behavioral health management, is pleased to announce it will host its sixth annual Charity Golf Outing on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Bayville Golf Club in Virginia Beach.

Source: The Business Journals
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Special Report: A child poisoned in military housing, a family left in the dark

The Price family’s ordeal is among many Reuters has documented in an examination of health hazards in military housing across the United States. In August, the news agency reported that its own lead testing had found poisoning hazards in privatized Army ...

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Published: 12 Oct 2018

'I can be a bad ass,’ top health official says, when it comes to making sure Tricare patients get good service

Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency. Officials are closely monitoring the performance of the two U.S. Tricare contractors, Humana Military in the East region, and Health Net Federal Services in the West region, said Bono, speaking at a ...

Source: Military Times
Published: 09 Oct 2018

Increase in probable PTSD among British military veterans

The findings are from the third phase of a major cohort study by the King's Centre for Military Health Research, which has been running since 2003 and is funded by the Ministry of Defence.

Source: Medical Xpress
Published: 08 Oct 2018

Hedge Fund Billionaire Plans 25 Mental Health Clinics for Veterans by 2020

Hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen said Wednesday that his Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) plans to expand to 25 mental health clinics by 2020 for veterans ... vice president for communications at CVN, told Military.com at the summit. "Both sides agreed ...

Source: Military.com
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Military physicians who lost son, 4, to flu urge others to get vaccinated

Their foundation, Leon’s Gift, teamed up with Orleans Community Health to provide “Say Boo to the Flu!” which provided free flu shots to children ages 6 months through 19. Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released their annual ...

Source: Fox News
Published: 12 Oct 2018

37 Military Hospital receives beds from Philanthropist

She appealed to individuals who could lend a hand to donate to community health facilities so they could offer improved services. Brigadier General Michael Akwasi Yeboah Agyapong, the Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, who received the items ...

Source: Ghanaweb.com
Published: 03 Oct 2018

U.S. military project could be seen as a bioweapon, scientists warn

"The pure fact that this is a military program would naturally raise these sorts of questions," said Kuiken, who last year raised concerns similar to those published in Science. Tom Inglesby, a professor of environmental health and engineering at Johns ...

Source: NBC News
Published: 04 Oct 2018

mental health in the UK military

Researchers working with the military have been monitoring the mental health of current and former personnel in a long-running cohort. This most recent assessment comes 8 years since the last and compares how things have changed. The research, being ...

Source: Science Media Centre
Published: 09 Oct 2018

Iran's Health Min.: Iran ready to share military medicine experience with world

Tehran, Oct 13, IRNA -- Iran's Minister of Health says during the eight years of the Iraqi imposed war, Iran acquired extensive experience in the field of emergency medicine and surgical techniques for the injured in the war and the Islamic Republic of ...

Source: IRNA
Published: 13 Oct 2018

Can Military Meditation Techniques Help You Fall Asleep Fast?

So what's one to do when they either can't fall asleep, or simply don't get good quality of sleep when they do? Maybe the military has the answer? Members of the armed forces have to sleep in dangerous and stressful environments all the time, and the ...

Source: health.howstuffworks.com
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Defense Healthcare Transition Begins

The Defense Health Agency assumed responsibility for the administration and management of healthcare at all military medical treatment facilities through a phased approached starting Oct. 1, 2018. The transition is mandated by 2017 National Defense ...

Source: Military.com
Published: 08 Oct 2018

Lovell Federal Health Care Center to co-sponsor job fair Oct. 4 for veterans, military members, military dependents and Dept. of Defense employees

Dozens of employers are scheduled to be at a job fair Oct. 4 in North Chicago co-sponsored by the FHCC's Vocational Rehabilitation Unit and Naval Station Great Lakes Fleet and Family Support Center's Transition Assistance and Family Readiness Programs.

Source: Daily Herald
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Your Healthy Family: American Warrior Initiative helps military veterans in southern Colorado

The 4th annual American Warrior Initiative will benefit them in many ways, from daily quality of life to their mental health ... do a better job helping our military veterans.

Source: KOAA 5
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Widower takes ban on military injury claims to Supreme Court

The military health system, with 54 hospitals and 377 medical clinics, serves about 9.4 million beneficiaries, including nearly 1.4 million active-duty members. “I don’t want this to happen to ...

Source: ABC News
Published: 12 Oct 2018

Air Force begins transition of hospitals, clinics to the Defense Health Agency

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Defense Health Agency has officially assumed administrative and management responsibilities of a handful of hospitals and clinics as part of the Military Health System reforms mandated by Congress. The transition of the facilities ...

Source: The Daily Star-Journal
Published: 16 Oct 2018

Lovell Federal Health Care Center to co-sponsor Oct. 4 job fair for veterans, military members, military dependents and Dept. of Defense employees

Lovell Federal Health Care Center Vocational Rehabilitation Unit and Naval Station Great Lakes Fleet and Family Support Center to hold joint job fair at Great Lakes Community Center NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. - Dozens of employers are scheduled to be at a job ...

Source: Chicago Tribune
Published: 03 Oct 2018

Military research raises concerns about bioterror attack … by insects

An ongoing US military research project that is exploring a new biotechnology to genetically modify mature crops has some scientists worried. The program is intended to ensure the safety of the nation’s food supply, according to its benefactor ...

Source: KXLH
Published: 05 Oct 2018

Lead Paint Contamination in Military Housing Prompts Investigation

When a blood test comes back with levels higher than that, the CDC says the protocol to mobilize a public health response to mitigate the exposure. That didn’t always happen in military housing. Families move around a lot and, according to the Reuter’s ...

Source: Labroots
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Supports on the way for first responders and military veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress

Goodale spoke at the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research annual forum, which is taking place in Regina this week. Goodale said a plan is being created to help military veterans and first responders with post traumatic stress.

Source: CKRM
Published: 15 Oct 2018

US Military Tests an mHealth Wearable for Remote, Battlefield Care

... health kits and connected health devices, to remote locations served by US military personnel. Telehealth advocates say the platforms might someday be configured for use by first responders at accident scenes, disaster areas and in remote locations.

Source: mhealthintelligence.com
Published: 11 Oct 2018

Military health system: Swim into well-being

Physical activity offers many health benefits including protection against cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. However, some high-impact aerobic activities such as running may not be suitable for everyone as the body ages.

Source: The Fort Campbell Courier
Published: 04 Oct 2018

Poliquin aims to help U.S. military veterans access better telehealth services

Introduction of H.R. 7017 follows release of the recent report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of the significant spike in the rates of suicide among U.S. military veterans, according to an Oct. 3 statement from Rep. Poliquin’s office.

Source: riponadvance.com
Published: 05 Oct 2018

The Army’s new ‘deploy or get out’ policy will let some dental, health exams slide

"So we looked at it and we said, ‘Well, does that really make sense?’ " The answer was no. Now, Seamands said, missing a health or dental exam doesn’t automatically flag you in the system. Instead, a commander would have to submit a change to the ...

Source: Army Times
Published: 10 Oct 2018

HELPING VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBERS

Social Security honors veterans and active duty members of the military every day by giving them the respect they deserve. Social Security’s disability program is an important part of our obligation to wounded warriors and their families. For military ...

Source: KUSA
Published: 12 Oct 2018