sábado, 9 de noviembre de 2013

Veterans and Military Health: MedlinePlus [NEW TOPIC PAGE]

Veterans and Military Health: MedlinePlus


Veterans and Military Health

Military service members and veterans face some different health issues than civilians. During combat, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries. These include
  • Shrapnel and gunshot wounds
  • Lost limbs
  • Head and brain injuries
There may also be a risk of health problems from exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated water, chemicals, and infections.
Being in combat and being separated from your family can be stressful. The stress can put service members and veterans at risk for mental health problems. These include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse. Suicide can also be a concern.

Photograph of a U.S. Army Drill Team executing precision drill movements during a festival

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  • TRICARE is the healthcare program for active duty and retired service personnel, their eligible family members and survivors.

11/08/2013 11:05 AM EST

Dr. Jonathan Woodson marked Veterans Day by thanking the former service members who work for the Military Health System. We are grateful for all those who have served, he added.

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