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  • Millennium Cohort Study Researchers Investigate Risk Factors for New-Onset Asthma
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Researchers for the Millennium Cohort Study, which is led by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), discussed recent findings about new-onset asthma rates among U.S. military personnel during a breakout session at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 27.
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  • The DoD Birth and Infant Health Registry: Every Month is the Month of the Military Child
    SAN DIEGO—April is the Month of the Military Child in recognition of the important role of children in military families and communities. What better way to celebrate military children than by protecting their health?
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  • DoD-VA Research Partnership to Improve Understanding of Active Duty and Veteran Health
    SAN DIEGO – A new partnership between DoD and VA medical researchers achieves a milestone with its first joint publication, which examines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in veteran and active duty populations. The study will be published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, June 2017.
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  • Millennium Cohort Study Examines Self-Reported Back Pain and Combat Deployment
    SAN DIEGO – Recent research from the Millennium Cohort Study found that military personnel who deployed with combat experiences were more likely to report back pain after deployment than service members who deployed without combat experience. Study findings were recently published in the November issue of Spine.
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  • Navy Medicine Researchers Develop Targeted Research Agenda for Health of Service Women
    KISSIMMEE, Florida – During the first ever breakout session to focus on women’s health at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug. 15, scientists from Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise discussed developing a focused agenda for future research on the health of U.S. service women.
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  • Thinking Outside the Clinic: Researching Novel Approaches to Improving Psychological Health
    SAN DIEGO - When it comes to finding new ways to treat familiar illnesses and injuries, military medicine has always been on the frontline of the fight. This holds true whether the illness or injury is physical or psychological. Navy Medicine researchers are leading the charge to think beyond traditional treatments and explore innovative approaches for improving the mental health, well-being, and readiness of our service members.
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  • The Research Behind PTSD Treatments
    PTSD can develop in service members, civilians, or veterans as a result of a traumatic event such as an accident, physical or sexual abuse, or exposure to combat. Based on research, we know that people with PTSD often experience distress and problems at work, with loved ones, and in completing daily tasks; they also are at increased risk of having other conditions, such as depression or substance use problems, which further complicate their lives. However, not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD....
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  • Feature Story: Understanding the Military Family-Researching the Impact of Military Life
    In June 2011, the DoD’s largest population-based study in military history, the Millennium Cohort Study, began enrolling spouses from all services, including the Reserves and National Guard, as part of a new Family Study. Since then, approximately 10,000 spouses have been enrolled.
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  • NHRC Developing Mobile App to Help Prevent Prescription Medication Misuse
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Staff at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) have begun the second phase of development for a smartphone application aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse by military personnel in support of force health readiness.
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  • Research and Realism Enhance Readiness: Highly Realistic Training for IDC Students
    ​SAN DIEGO – Imagine you’ve just graduated from a school that taught you how to be an independent medical provider. Now imagine you have a critically injured patient whose life is in your hands. If that weren’t stressful enough, you have to treat them in the middle of a warzone with bullets flying, the air filled with smoke and screams.
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  • Bayesian Network Analysis: A Predictive Tool with Practical Application for Suicide Prevention
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Researchers at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) recently developed a computer-based, suicide risk assessment tool that can help identify service members at increased risk and provide recommendations for intervention and treatment.
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  • DOD’s Largest Navy-led Study Endorsed by Army’s Top Doc
    The Department of Defense’s largest longitudinal study in military history received an endorsement from the Army’s Surgeon General 19 Sept., emphasizing the importance of the Navy-led study across the military services.
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  • NHRC Study: Possible to Modify Brain Behavior in Marines Prior to Stress Exposure
    According to an article released in the American Journal of Psychiatry May 16, of the two groups of Marines studied, the group who underwent mindfulness-based techniques before exposure to stress had changes in their physiological responses to stress and their molecular brain activity. The results were further supported by neuroimagery, which showed a decrease of activity in the relevant areas of the brain.
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