Women represent just over 14 percent of active-duty military, and unlike in the past, they may be involved in conflict operations. When in or near firefight, they are likely to experience a variety of traumatic stressors that can affect them after returning home. Find information below that can help you or a loved one cope.

Care for Aging Veterans

  • Posted on: 16 August 2010
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My father is a Vietnam War veteran. I've moved closer to him so we can do more things together, and I've noticed his health isn't as good as it was. I thought he was getting the health care he needs, but now I'm not so sure. He smokes a lot, and I'm worried about heart disease.

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Mindfulness Therapy Might Help Ease PTSD

  • Posted on: 4 August 2015
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Study found learning to accept disturbing memories, thoughts and feelings reduced symptoms of PTSD.

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TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness therapy seems to help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new study suggests.

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Military Service and Life Insurance

  • Posted on: 28 May 2013
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Over 1.3 million American men and women now serve in the U.S. armed forces. There are many well-known benefit programs offered to these military personnel—one of the most important (and possibly overlooked) of these is exclusive access to low-cost life insurance policies.

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Resources for Veterans

  • Posted on: 24 August 2010
  • By: jleff

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment Options

  • Posted on: 23 August 2010
  • By: Guest (not verified)

My husband has been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome Type II (CRPS Type II). As a result of an explosion in Iraq, his lower left leg was amputated. His injuries are healed, but the pain doesn't stop. We've tried the treatments recommended by our Veterans Administration health center. Is there anything else we can try?

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Memory Loss in Veterans

  • Posted on: 12 August 2010
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I’m so grateful to have my husband home from Iraq in one piece. But, since his return, he has had trouble sleeping and trouble remembering simple things. And, he seems down to me. These symptoms seem different from what I know about post-traumatic stress disorder. Of course, he doesn’t want to go to his doctor. What can I do to help?

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Source: Traumatic Brain Injuries Sustained in the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. American Journal of Nursing. April 2008. Vol. 108, No. 4
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Women Returning from War

  • Posted on: 4 August 2010
  • By: jleff
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Understanding stress disorders, from symptoms to diagnosis.
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Understanding stress disorders, from symptoms to diagnosis.

woman returning from warWomen represent just over 14 percent of active-duty military, and unlike in the past, they may be involved in conflict operations. When in or near firefight, they are likely to experience a variety of traumatic stressors that can affect them after returning home. In addition to that, women are more vulnerable to military sexual trauma (MST)—some type of sexual assault that can range from unwanted sexual contact to rape.

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Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Posted on: 4 August 2010
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Approaches to coping and moving on from the affects of trauma.
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Approaches to coping and moving on from the affects of trauma.

woman with post traumatic stress disorderOnce diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it's important to know that help is available.  With support, many women can draw on their own reserves of strength and resilience to cope with post-traumatic stress. The following describes some options that are available today.

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Passport to Good Health

  • Posted on: 19 September 2009
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Author: HealthyWomen and American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., December 2010

Keep your health information organized with HealthyWomen and AANP's Passport to Good Health—a compact health record-keeping tool. Containing blood pressure and cholesterol screening ranges, preventive health screening details and schedule, vaccination schedule, personal record-keeping grids and more, it's the perfect place to keep track of personal health information and screening results.

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