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Effects of Omega-3 EPA/DHA for Soldiers at Risk for Mood Disorders
Purpose: Stress-related disorders are among the most prevalent and expensive medical consequences of participation in military operations.
WASHINGTON, DC—Two out of three US adults with high cholesterol and half of US adults with high blood pressure are not being treated effectively, according to CDC’s Vital Signs. “Heart disease is the leading killer in America, and the bottom line is that high blood pressure and high cholesterol are out of control for most Americans who have these conditions,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD.
WASHINGTON, DC—Despite ample evidence that breastfeeding a child for the first six months of his or her life provides benefits that far outweigh those gained by formula feeding, the majority of American mothers abandon breastfeeding too soon, or do not do it at all.
BETHESDA, MD—With the continuing rise in the rates of diabetes and obesity, researchers are exerting more and more effort to find a viable pharmaceutical treatment to combat weight gain. The pediatric population is especially at risk. Obesity in children and young adults is becoming more and more prevalent, but there is very scant data on pharmacotherapy for that age group.
WASHINGTON, DC—Obesity and psychological problems are taking a toll on children. How can health providers, federal agencies, schools, and other entities address these issues in young people?
WASHINGTON, DC—Mind-body skills offer a way for individuals to self-regulate stress and can often be done in various settings.
WASHINGTON, DC—The military has to improve integrating medical and non-medical support for injured servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, said Col John Mayer, commander of the USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment. Mayer and his team provide non-medical support to wounded, ill, and injured (WII) Marines, going with them through the recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration processes.
FORMER ASSISTANT SURGEON GENERAL AND CHIEF NURSE of the US Public Health Service Carol A Romano, PhD, RN, has joined the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences’ Graduate School of Nursing (GSN) as associate dean for Academic Affairs.
New Video Shows Communication Between Brain Cells
An NIH researcher has captured video images of a previously unknown form of communication between brain cells that might hold clues to the way learning shapes the brain. The videos, offered as a resource for educators teaching high school, undergraduate, and graduate students, are available on the Web.
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