Is Obesity Pharmacotherapy Effective in Achieving Clinically Meaningful Weight Loss in Veterans?

Research Paper Title Obesity Pharmacotherapy is Effective in the Veterans Affairs Patient Population: A Local and Virtual Cohort Study. Background Obesity is a major public health challenge, and the US military veteran population is disproportionately affected. Using deidentified records from a local weight management clinic and a national clinical data repository, obesity pharmacotherapy use and… Read More

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Improving Community Integration among Homeless-Experienced Veteran Families

Research Paper Title Beyond housing: Understanding community integration among homeless-experienced veteran families in the United States. Background Community integration is important to address among homeless-experienced individuals. Little is known about helping veteran families (families with a parent who is a veteran) integrate into the community after homelessness. The researchers sought to understand the experiences of… Read More

Is Healing Touch Useful in Treating Those with PTSD?

Research Paper Title Examining the impact of a Healing Touch intervention to reduce posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in combat veterans. Background This study examined the use of Healing Touch (HT), a biofield therapy, as an intervention in treating posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It exemplifies the upswing of biofield (energy field) therapies that have been taking… Read More

What is the The Impact of Military Service Exposures & Psychological Resilience on the Mental Health Trajectories of Older Male Veterans?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Military Service Exposures and Psychological Resilience on the Mental Health Trajectories of Older Male Veterans. Background The researchers examine the impact of exposure to the dead, dying, and wounded (DDW) during military service on the later-life depressive symptom trajectories of male United States veterans, using psychological resilience as an… Read More

Is Psychological Resilience Important for Later-Life Mental Health?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Military Service Exposures and Psychological Resilience on the Mental Health Trajectories of Older Male Veterans. Background The researchers examine the impact of exposure to the dead, dying, and wounded (DDW) during military service on the later-life depressive symptom trajectories of male United States veterans, using psychological resilience as an… Read More

Hull 4 Heroes Veteran Villages Gets Green Light

The construction of a community specifically for ex-personnel has been given the green light. The Hull 4 Heroes Veterans Village was the idea of Paul Matson, a former Royal Artillery soldier. “Everything that you could need when you come out of the Forces will be on site,” he said. Planning for the 22-acre facility was… Read More

Discounted Rail Travel for Service Leavers

Service leavers are now on track for cash savings when they travel – thanks to a new initiative giving them money off train journeys throughout the UK. The long-anticipated Veterans’ Railcard offers former troops a third off most fares for a special introductory rate of £21. Companions benefit from the same discount as the holder,… Read More