It may help case managers identify obstacles and problems for patients who are serving or have served in the military if they view this service as a social determinant of health, a researcher suggests. Veterans struggle with many of the same social determinants of health as non-veterans, including housing instability, gambling, substance use, depression, food insecurity, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A follow-up survey of United States servicewomen and their access to contraceptives during their deployment revealed both good and bad news. Some women reported greater access to contraception, while others experienced barriers to obtaining contraceptives in the weeks leading up to their deployment.
A cross-sectional study of military trainees and instructors who spend significant time in field conditions was performed at Joint Base San Antonio to determine the prevalence of Trypanosoma cruzi infection. None tested positive by polymerase chain reaction nor by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay or indirect immunofluorescent antibody.
Mass casualty shooting events in the United States, although rare, appear to be increasing in frequency. Active shooter attacks have become a favored means of inflicting terror attacks. This article has the purpose of speeding the transition of military medical lessons learned from the battlefield to civilian medical response to high-risk situations.