Reviewing Exertional Heat Illness in US Marine Corps Recruit Training (1996)

Research Paper Title Exertional heat illness in Marine Corps recruit training. Background Exertional heat illness (EHI) is a recurring problem in military training resulting in loss of manpower and training effectiveness. A scientific approach to this problem requires quantitative analysis of factors related to its occurrence. Methods Review of clinic and hospital records identified all… Read More

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US Marine Corps Recruits & Pneumonia Burden

Research Paper Title Pneumonia at Marine Corps Recruit Depots: Current Trends in Ambulatory Encounters and Inpatient Discharges. Background Acute respiratory infections are recognised as a significant source of morbidity for military populations, particularly for recruits. This analysis aims to describe the pneumonia burden at Marine Corps Recruit Depots (MCRD) in Parris Island and San Diego… Read More

What is the Incidence of Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in the US Armed Forces, 2012-2016

Research Paper Title Update: Exertional rhabdomyolysis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2012-2016. Abstract Among active component service members in 2016, there were 525 incident diagnoses of rhabdomyolysis likely due to physical exertion and/or heat stress (“exertional rhabdomyolysis”). The crude incidence rate in 2016 was 40.7 cases per 100,000 person-years. Annual rates of incident diagnoses of… Read More

Women & USMC Training: Mind, Body & Soul

Research Paper Title Female Marine Recruit Training: Mood, Body Composition, and Biomechanical Changes. Purpose The US Marine Corps (USMC) is an elite military organisation. Marine recruit training (RT) is a physically and psychologically intense 13-wk-long course designed to transform civilians into Marines through shared hardship and arduous training. the researchers conducted a study of female… Read More