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MedlinePlus page on Military and Veteran Health

MedlinePlus page on Military and Veteran Health http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/veteransandmilitaryhealth.html

Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:

  • Where can I learn more about Agent Orange?
  • What infectious diseases does the Defense Department consider related to service in Iraq or Afghanistan?
  • What are the symptoms of Coxiella Burnetii (Q Fever)?
  • What health concerns do women veterans have?


Overview guide divided into the usual MedlinePlus sections described in the entry for MedlinePlus Health Topics. Highlights include:

  • From Specific conditions: Agent Orange, Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses FAQ, Military Mental Health
  • From Related issues: How Acts of Terrorism or War May Affect Veterans, Soldier and Family Guide to Redeploying
  • From Tutorials: Anger, Sleep, Work Adjustment
  • From Clinical Trials: Persian Gulf War Syndrome
  • From Research: Female Veterans Aged 20-39 Less Likely to Use Most Harmful Substances than Male Counterparts, Study Finds Chronic Abnormal Brain Blood Flow in Gulf War Veterans
  • From Organizations: Center for Women Veterans
  • From Newsletters: Agent Orange Review
  • From Statistics: Major Depressive Episode and Treatment for Depression among Veterans Aged 21 to 39

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