American Civil War Veterans & Social Networks

Research Paper Title Persistent Social Networks: Civil War Veterans Who Fought Together Co-Locate in Later Life. Background The researchers demonstrate the long reach of early social ties in the location decision of individuals and in their older age mortality risk using data on Union Army veterans of the US Civil War (1861-5). Methods The researchers… Read More

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Deportation of Non-citizen Military Veterans: A Critical Analysis of Implications for the Right to Health

Research Paper Title Deportation of non-citizen military veterans: A critical analysis of implications for the right to health. Abstract Military personnel are commonly exposed to health-harming conditions during their service, resulting in higher rates of physical and mental health conditions compared with the general population. In an era of mass deportations, it is notable that… Read More

Homes For Heroes Are Helping (US) Military Employees To Buy Cheaper Homes

Introduction People, who work in the military, serve America in the greatest way possible, but it isn’t an easy job. In fact, it is one of the hardest jobs to take on; more than 52,000 US military employees have been injured since 9/11, and hundreds of thousands more suffer from psychological problems as a consequence of their… Read More

Addressing Gaps in Military Cultural Competence in Medical Education

Research Paper Title Addressing Military Cultural Competence in Medical Education. Abstract Dr. Lypson and colleagues reported that continuing education workshops, aligned with objectives of the Joining Forces Initiative, can increase knowledge and understanding of veterans’ unique health needs among Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and non-VHA employees. However, based on the US House of Representatives Committee… Read More

Legal Duty, Homelessness & Veterans

“Since 1979, when a homeless veteran of the Korean war successfully sued the city for failing to provide him with shelter, the city has had a legal duty to house those unable to afford a home. (New York’s state constitution says that “the aid, care and support of the needy are public concerns and shall be provided by the state and… Read More

The Promise & the Challenge of Technology-Facilitated Methods for Assessing Behavioral & Cognitive Markers of Risk for Suicide among US Army National Guard Personnel

Research Paper Title The Promise and the Challenge of Technology-Facilitated Methods for Assessing Behavioral and Cognitive Markers of Risk for Suicide among U.S. Army National Guard Personnel. Abstract Suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for Americans in 2015 and rates have been steadily climbing over the last 25 years. Rates are particularly high… Read More

Describing the Experiences of Veterans Transitioning to Post-secondary Education

Research Paper Title Experiences of Veterans Transitioning to Post-secondary Education. Background An increasing number of US military veterans are entering post-secondary education with problems attributed to deployed military service. The primary objective of this research was to describe the lived experiences of student veterans transitioning from active military service to post-secondary education. Methods Phenomenological interviews… Read More