Veteran Health & Technology

Issue No 4

Features
by Ashley Crites, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Features
Two dates stand out in my life: July 29, 2003, the day I enlisted in the Air Force like my father, SMSgt. James A. Kelley, USAF (Ret.), and July 29, 2011, my last day of active duty, the day my wings were clipped forever… or so I thought. Everyone has dates that are etched into
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by Lt. Gen Nadja West, U.S. Army Surgeon General
Features
Army Medicine (AMEDD) is comprised of a committed team of more than 140,000 professionals, who provide a continuum of integrated health services, research, training and education that supports approximately 3.8 million beneficiaries. When assessed against nationally accepted quality benchmarks for healthcare...
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by Linda Miller, Health21 Magazine Contributing Editor
Features
“As of Sept.1, 2012, 66 percent of our most seriously wounded soldiers were suffering from post traumatic stress (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). The injuries we believe are most common – namely amputations and burns – only represent 10 percent and 2 percent of the population, respectively. The...
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Departments
by Emily Darraj, DSc and CMS Security and Privacy Manager, Northrop Grumman | Brian McElyea, PhD and Cyber Architect and Privacy Coordinator, Northrop Grumman
Departments
This article is the second of a two-part series on genomic data. Part One, published in Issue 3 of Health21 magazine, http://health21initiative.org/article/precision-medicine-privacy-cybersecurity, laid out key issues affecting genomic data and technology challenges. Part Two offers an “additive” model...
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by Rosa Ann Seidler, Leiden University, The Netherlands
Departments
Sex negation in patriarchies is not only the point of origin for authoritarian ideologies but also their breaking point. Psychological constraints on sexual expression for all sexes and age groups allow and guard authoritarian ideologies across history. The psychoanalyst and sex-economist Wilhelm Reich...
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Columns
by Vice Adm. Michael Cowan, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, Retired
Columns
The 126th annual AMSUS educational meeting is scheduled later this month from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 2017, at Maryland’s Gaylord National Harbor. As I and the AMSUS staff finalize our last-minute preparations, it set me to thinking about the changing nature of professional meetings and, indeed, human interactions...
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by Kathryn L. Tucker, JD, Executive Director, End of Life Liberty Project
Columns
In 2015 California became the fifth state to adopt a statute empowering dying patients with an additional option at end of life:  the right to ask their doctor for a prescription for medication they could ingest to achieve a more peaceful death. This medical practice is known as “aid in dying.” The ...
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by Frank “Mac” Maguire, M.D., FACP, FCCP and Chief Medical Officer, TriWest Healthcare Alliance
Columns
In March 2016, Charles Ingram doused himself with gasoline and set himself on fire in front of a New Jersey Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic. Ingram, a Gulf War veteran, is one of 20 veterans who die by suicide each day, with only six of those 20 being VA users. According to an updated ...
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