Posts tagged "veterans health"

July 3 news: Ebola, Zika, narrative medicine, primary care, and drug prices

Check out today’s public health news for Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

March 29 news: VA Secretary, opioid legislation, EPA climate change, opioid suicides

Check out today’s public health news on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

March 8 news: Mumps exposure, Hepatitis A in KY, big tobacco targets vulnerable, wildfire air quality

Check out today’s public health news on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Dec. 8 news: Flu season soars, diphtheria among Rohingya, VA homeless vet funding, childbirth disparities, egg-based vaccine production

Check out today's public health news for Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.

August 9 news: Chemicals in drinking water, parasites, hypertension common in lower income countries

Check out today's public health news on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.
AJPH editorial: Time to address brain trauma in vulnerable veterans

AJPH editorial: Time to address brain trauma in vulnerable veterans

A new editorial in the American Journal of Public Health calls for action to address brain trauma in veterans in the hopes of eliminating health disparities among this vulnerable population.
Veteran suicide subject of new APHA book

Veteran suicide subject of new APHA book

While some U.S. service members die in action, a growing number sadly end their own lives. A new APHA book addresses this national tragedy.

National suicide prevention strategy launched

A national strategy to reduce the number of deaths by suicide -- the 10th leading cause of death -- was announced today by federal health, military and business leaders.
PTSD as a pathway to chronic health conditions

PTSD as a pathway to chronic health conditions

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health problem that can occur after a stressful event like war, assault or disaster, and lead to other health problems. Learn about this growing concern and its impact on our military veterans in a Memorial Day Q&A with epidemiologist and author Steven Coughlin.

U.S. veterans struggle with pain, stigma of post-traumatic stress: New research aimed at mental health

Iraq in 2003 was a nightmare C.J. Grisham could not wake up from. It was sustained, almost daily combat for months, and Grisham, a first sergeant in the Army, said he could feel the strain. Learn how mental health research is helping veterans like Grisham in the April 2012 issue of The Nation's Health.

Suicide, mental health among veterans is focus of American Journal of Public Health issue

Given the growing burden of health concerns among U.S. veterans, the American Journal of Public Health dedicated a special issue on veterans’ mental health and suicide prevention.