What is the Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Genotypes & Abnormal Pap Smears Among Women in the US Military Health System?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus Genotypes and Abnormal Pap Smears Among Women in the Military Health System. Background Human papillomavirus infection (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection among United States Military Servicemembers, and present in the majority of cervical cancers. Many of these infections are preventable, but HPV immunisation is not… Read More

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Linking Respiratory Symptoms, Military Service Abroad & Desert Environments

Research Paper Title Respiratory symptoms among Swedish soldiers after military service abroad: association with time spent in a desert environment. Background The aim of this paper was to study whether Swedish soldiers who have served abroad had a higher prevalence of respiratory symptoms than the general population and, if this was the case, also to… Read More

Rewards: Earned not Given…

I have a philosophy in life that rewards should be earned and not given, and the excerpt below brilliantly exemplifies that philosophy: There is a good story told, of one of Napoleon’s marshals, Lefebvre, the gallant old soldier who became Duke of Danzig. A civilian friend was once envying him his house and decorations and other awards. At… Read More

Acknowledging the Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Women Veterans

Research Paper Title Acknowledging the Risk for Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Veterans. Abstract Since the Iraq and Afghanistan wars began, an unprecedented number of women have been engaging in combat operations. Likewise, the number of women using Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) services has doubled since 2001. Military service, and deployment to combat in… Read More

Is there a Relationship between Childhood Poverty, Military Service & Later Life Depression among Men?

Research Paper Title The relationship between childhood poverty, military service, and later life depression among men: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Background Childhood poverty has been associated with depression in adulthood, but whether this relationship extends to later life major depression (MD) or is modified by military service is unclear. Methods Data come… Read More

Is There a Difference in the Use of Dietary Supplements between Military Personnel and Civilians?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal trends in use of dietary supplements by U.S. Army personnel differ from those of civilians. Background Prevalence and patterns of dietary supplement (DS) use by U.S. Army soldiers differ from the civilian population. Longitudinal trends in use of DSs by civilians have been examined, but are unavailable in subpopulations such as… Read More

Trends in Research with US Military Service Member Participants

Research Paper Title Trends in Research with US Military Service Member Participants: A Population-Specific ClinicalTrials.gov Review. Background ClinicalTrials.gov reviews have evaluated research trends for specific conditions and age groups but not for specific populations of research participants. No ClinicalTrials.gov reviews have evaluated research with military service member participants. Study objectives were: To use ClinicalTrials.gov to… Read More