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Rehab Needs of Service Members Recovering from Traumatic Amputations

By Dr. Ted Melcer, Ph.D, research psychologist, Naval Health Research Center, and the Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center During the early recovery phase, individuals with traumatic amputations frequently experience significant stress and challenges while modifying their lifestyles to reduce health risks. The amputee population can benefit greatly from resources with actionable information …

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Battling PTSD and Sexual Assault in the Combat Zone

By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, NC, USN, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a term that everyone in the military community has become very familiar with. The association between combat stress and a heightened risk of developing PTSD is well known. In fact, PTSD has come to be known as one of …

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