Smokeless Tobacco Use in the US Military

Research Paper Title Smokeless Tobacco Use and Related Factors: A Study in the US Military Population. Background The prevalence of smokeless tobacco use in the US military is alarmingly high. The researchers aimed to identify factors related to smokeless tobacco use among active duty service members. Methods Participants (N = 2465) from Fort Bragg Army… Read More

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What is the US Military Commitment to Vaccine Development?

Research Paper Title The US Military Commitment to Vaccine Development: A Century of Successes and Challenges. Abstract The US military has been a leading proponent of vaccine development since its founding. General George Washington ordered the entire American army to be variolated against smallpox after recognizing the serious threat that it posed to military operations.… Read More

Military Recruits & Dietary Intake

Research Paper Title Dietary Intake in Relation to Military Dietary Reference Values During Army Basic Combat Training; a Multi-center, Cross-sectional Study. Background The military dietary reference intakes (MDRIs), outlined in Army Regulation 40-25, OPNAVINST 10110.1/MCO10110.49, AFI 44-141, establish standards intended to meet the nutrient requirements of Warfighters. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to… Read More

Nourishing Mavericks…

“My greatest contribution as chief of staff was to nourish the mavericks.” Matthew B. Ridgway (1895 to 1993) General Matthew Bunker Ridgway was a senior officer in the US Army, who served as Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the 19th Chief of Staff of the US Army.

What are the Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt & Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilisation Among Army Active Duty Soldiers?

Research Paper Title Predictors of Postdeployment Prescription Opioid Receipt and Long-term Prescription Opioid Utilization Among Army Active Duty Soldiers. Background Little is known about long-term prescription opioid utilisation in the Military Health System. The objectives of this study were to examine predictors of any prescription opioid receipt, and predictors of long-term opioid utilisation among active… Read More

My Full Duty…

“If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.” George S. Patton Jr (1885 to 1945) George Smith Patton Junior was a US Army officer. He was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the European and Mediterranean theatres during World War II. His strict discipline, toughness, and self-sacrifice elicited… Read More

Does the Hazard of Chlamydia Increase with the Number of Gonorrhea Diagnoses?

Research Paper Title Does the Hazard of Chlamydia Increase with the Number of Gonorrhea Diagnoses? A Large Population-Based Study Among U.S. Army Women. Background In the U.S. military, chlamydia and gonorrhoea are common sexually transmitted infections, especially among female service members. The aim of this study was to determine whether the number of gonorrhoea diagnoses… Read More