military

February 14, 2019

A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of the nation’s first successful suicide interventions.

November 8, 2018

For years Ben Starnes, a UW Medicine vascular surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, wondered what had happened to the stranger whom his father had helped in a moment of need in 1967.

Troy Reihsen was doing his best to save the injured soldier in front of him.

“You’re going to be OK, buddy, just stay with me,” Reihsen said as he tied a tourniquet on the hemorrhaging right leg, blown off below the knee.

Charles Wilkinson and a small group of scientists are studying whether traumatic brain injury caused by battlefield explosions can damage soldiers’ pituitary glands in ways that cause lasting health prob

Researchers at UW Medicine and the Puget Sound Veterans Affairs healthcare system have begun a study of donated brains of service members to examine for negative outcomes potentially linked to repeated blast injury.

For over 20 years, Col. Grethe Cammermeyer advocated for the rights of gays and lesbians to serve openly in the United States military. She is credited as one of the driving forces behind the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” in 2011.

Therapeutic counseling sessions via phone and online video can benefit the many veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who don’t have easy access to mental-health care providers, a new study suggests.

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