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New Research Explores Sleep’s Role in the Disorder
JACKSON, MS - For veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), disrupted sleep and nightmares can be a vicious cycle - one feeding the other.
SAN FRANCISCO - Too little sleep, especially early awakening, plays a significant role in raising unhealthy levels of inflammation among women with coronary heart disease, according to a new study.
MISSION HILLS, CA - An excess of a certain type of brain cell, those containing histamine, may be the cause of the loss of hypocretin cells which has been found in narcolepsy patients, according to a new study.
RIVERSIDE, CA - A new study could have significant implications for servicemembers suffering from insomnia related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Study Cites Increased Prevalence of Mental Disorders
SAN DIEGO, CA - Despite common misconceptions, increasing suicides by military servicemembers do not appear to be related to combat experience or deployment - or even multiple deployments, according to a new study.
WASHINGTON - In welcome news for DoD’s civilian employees, including medical personnel, the number of furlough days was reduced from 11 to six this year.
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ORLANDO, FL - Amid months of criticism of his administration’s handling of the VA disability claims backlog, President Barack Obama directly addressed the issue here last month, telling veterans that the longer waits are “unacceptable.”
WASHINGTON - An investigation is ongoing “to determine a definitive cause” of an accident in which a veteran died from injuries sustained when a portion of a nuclear medicine system fell during a scan, according to the VA.
WASHINGTON - Margaret Knudson, MD, was on duty in July when injured passengers began flowing in to San Francisco General Hospital from Asiana Flight 214, which hit a seawall in front of a runway at San Francisco International Airport and skidded to a stop before catching fire.
ANN ARBOR, MI - New research on short- and long-term cardiovascular risks from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could present significant challenges for the VA and the Military Health System.
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