Is There an Association Between Dietary Supplement Use & ICD-9-CM Code Classification in Active Duty US Navy & Marine Corps Service Members?

Research Paper Title Association Between Dietary Supplement Use and ICD-9-CM Code Classification in Active Duty US Navy and Marine Corps Service Members. Background This study is the first, to the knowledge of the researchers, to examine associations of survey-reported dietary supplement use with medical record diagnoses, rather than retrospective self-reported supplement use at the time… Read More

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What are the Predictors of Attendance & Dropout of PTSD Treatment for Active Duty Service Members?

Research Paper Title Predictors of attendance and dropout in three randomized controlled trials of PTSD treatment for active duty service members. Abstract Dropout from first-line posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatments is a significant problem. The researchers reported rates and predictors of attendance and dropout in three clinical trials of evidence-based PTSD treatments in military service… Read More

Outcomes of Pectoralis Major Tears in Active Duty US Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Outcomes of Pectoralis Major Tears in Active Duty US Military Personnel: A Comparison of Surgical Repairs Performed in the Forward Deployed Setting to Those Performed in the Continental United States. Background The purpose of this study was to compare pectoralis major tears in active duty military personal repaired surgically in the forward… Read More

ACAM2000 Smallpox Vaccine & Myopericarditis

Research Paper Title A Case Series of Smallpox Vaccination-Associated Myopericarditis: Effects on Safety and Readiness of the Active Duty Soldier. Abstract Myopericarditis following smallpox vaccination is a documented side effect with increasing incidence since re-establishing mandatory vaccination for deploying military personnel. After the ACAM2000 smallpox vaccine replaced the Dryvax smallpox vaccine, the rate of myopericarditis… Read More

Research Paper Title U.S. Army Physical Demands Study: Differences in Physical Fitness and Occupational Task Performance Between Trainees and Active Duty Soldiers. Background U.S. Army initial entry training (IET) is designed to prepare trainees for the military environment and subsequent training, including specific programmes to increase physical fitness to perform job-specific tasks to the minimal… Read More

What is the Defence Discount Service Card?

The Defence Discount Service provides discounts for members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and Armed Forces Community both: Online; and On the high street. Defence Discount Service is home of the Defence Privilege Card, the vetted discount card that can be used in stores, restaurants and venues to obtain armed forces discounts. This discount card… Read More

Musculoskeletal Pain in Military Populations

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Pain and Headache in the Active Duty Military Population: An Integrative Review. Background Since 2001, the U.S. Armed Forces’ training and deployment have greatly increased, escalating the risk of injury and pain-related issues both at home station and deployment environments. This integrative review examines the incidence, prevalence, and risk factors for… Read More