Research to Resolve the Burden of Low Back Pain in Military Service Members & Veterans

Research Paper Title Resolving the Burden of Low Back Pain in Military Service Members and Veterans (RESOLVE): Protocol for a Multisite Pragmatic Clinical Trial. Background Physical therapy (PT) is frequently used for the management of low back pain (LBP) within the US Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA). However, variations in PT practice… Read More

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Cannabis Use Among Military Veterans

Research Paper Title Cannabis use among military veterans: A great deal to gain or lose? Abstract Policy changes have resulted in dramatic increases in access to cannabis for medical purposes. Veterans are disproportionately affected by conditions for which medical cannabis is often pursued, making an evidence-based perspective on risks versus benefits of high priority. The… Read More

Is Obesity Pharmacotherapy Effective in Achieving Clinically Meaningful Weight Loss in Veterans?

Research Paper Title Obesity Pharmacotherapy is Effective in the Veterans Affairs Patient Population: A Local and Virtual Cohort Study. Background Obesity is a major public health challenge, and the US military veteran population is disproportionately affected. Using deidentified records from a local weight management clinic and a national clinical data repository, obesity pharmacotherapy use and… Read More

Scottish Military Veterans Who Lose Limbs Due to Disease

Research Paper Title Postservice lower limb amputation in Scottish military veterans. Background Recent attention has focused on veterans who have lost limbs in conflict, but the number of UK veterans who lose limbs to disease is unknown. The researchers used data from the Trends in Scottish Veterans’ Health study to explore postservice lower limb amputation.… Read More

Improving Community Integration among Homeless-Experienced Veteran Families

Research Paper Title Beyond housing: Understanding community integration among homeless-experienced veteran families in the United States. Background Community integration is important to address among homeless-experienced individuals. Little is known about helping veteran families (families with a parent who is a veteran) integrate into the community after homelessness. The researchers sought to understand the experiences of… Read More

What is a Veteran?

Introduction A veteran (from Latin vetus, meaning “old”) is a person who had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field. A military veteran is a person who has served and is no longer serving in a military. A military veteran that has served directly in combat in a war is further defined… Read More

Is Psychological Resilience Important for Later-Life Mental Health?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Military Service Exposures and Psychological Resilience on the Mental Health Trajectories of Older Male Veterans. Background The researchers examine the impact of exposure to the dead, dying, and wounded (DDW) during military service on the later-life depressive symptom trajectories of male United States veterans, using psychological resilience as an… Read More