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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Veterans And Military Health (Overview)

Military health refers to the health care system of the military, including VA hospitals, and the health care provided in areas of military deployment.


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Can you tell me how has the war on terror affected military health care?

Can you tell me how has the war on terror affected military health care?

The WOT itself isn't: any different than other wars. What is different is #1 advancement of medicine worldwide & despite that #2 how SM & vets are affected by budgetary cuts authorized by current members of Congress & the Executive branch. For example, PTSD is not new - veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam & the GW suffer from this. The recent Walter Reed scandal, however, put a spotlight on it & forced policy changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
132 doctors shared insights

Veterans And Military Health (Overview)

Military health refers to the health care system of the military, including VA hospitals, and the health care provided in areas of military deployment.


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What are common health problems seen in veterans?

What are common health problems seen in veterans?

Resources: Military service members and veterans face many of the same challenges as civilians, but also different issues that are related to their service. You'll find a list of diseases and conditions that are common among veterans here: http://www.publichealth.va.gov/diseases-conditions.asp, and a list of health concerns related to specifice conflicts here: http://www.va.gov/oaa/pocketcard/unique.asp ...Read more

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What can be done to help a veteran with mental health problems?

What can be done to help a veteran with mental health problems?

Completely depends : on the nature of the behavioral health condition. Rule #1: Stay safe. Make sure there are no red flags. If there are, get help. Rule #2: Stay strong. seek out Wounded Warriors. They have great resources. Caregivers need support in order to best take care of their loved ones. Rule #3: Stay positive. You've been given the privilege to heal an amazing soul willing to sacrifice it all for the mission. ...Read more

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Anxiety and ptsd. I'm a veteran with limited health care and I suffer from ptsd and extreme anxiety going out and even focusing. I work from home because I've lost every job I get seem to get because I can't calm down sometimes. I've taken Valium and xana

Anxiety and ptsd. I'm a veteran with limited health care and I suffer from ptsd and extreme anxiety going out and even focusing. I work from home because I've lost every job I get seem to get because I can't calm down sometimes. I've taken Valium and xana

Question?: Not sure of the question being asked. Have you been through a compensation and pension evaluation at the VA yet? If your PTSD is related to your time in the service - please apply to VA. Even a rating of 0% will entitle you to have that condition treated over your lifetime. It is also important to have treatment from providers that have expertise in working with PTSD. ...Read more

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Improving Mental Health (Checklist)

Do something vigorous everyday
Once
Maintain perfect sleep hygiene
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Accomplish a task daily, no matter how small
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Have contact with a friend daily, even if by text or email
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What benefits for diabetic veterans are there?

What benefits for diabetic veterans are there?

Depends: If you diabetes can be attributed to or tied to your time in service (such as agent orange in particular) then there are significant VA benefits. Check with the counselor at the VA hospital near you or with your veterans organizations like the VFW. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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What can cause adjustment disorder in veterans?

What can cause  adjustment disorder in veterans?

Stress: Veterans have the same reasons for adjustment disorder as do civilians, an attempt to deal with stressful situations. The specifics of the situation are always unique. ...Read more

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