Understanding and overcoming the challenge of obesity in the armed forces From recruitment, to readiness, retention, resilience, and retirement, obesity affects the military every day. Between 2002 and 2011, the rate of obesity among active duty service members increased by more than half. Maintaining the health and wellness of service members is critical for national security. But like many Americans, service members, veterans, retirees and their families need community support to maintain a healthy weight.
Contributor: Francesca CiminoSeptember 18, 2018Topics: Keywords: /
Washington-Post Amputations and genital injuries increase sharply among soldiers in Afghanistan Article discussing the rising number of combat wounded returning from war zones with injuries to the genitals and perineum in 2012, in the height of the surge. The author specifically focuses on the drastic increase in the number of these injuries and what this has meant for both healthcare workers and mental and sexual health providers in the military, as well as for wounded warriors and their spouses.
Contributor: chucklesnSeptember 20, 2015Topics: / / / / Keywords: / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
Gift From Within Compassion Fatigue --Defining a nebulous entity Charles Figley describes compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress. This article highlights this phenomenon within the military and warning signs.
Contributor: Kimberly HickeyAugust 10, 2015Topics: Keywords: / / / / /
New York Times Transgender, at War and in Love Posted online in June 2015, this 12-minute documentary shares the story of a couple, one deployed to Afghanistan and one at home in Hawaii coping with military regulations as they pertain to being transgender.
Contributor: Adam SapersteinAugust 10, 2015Topics: / Keywords: / / / / / / /