Volume 24 No. 3

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Malaria Outbreak Aboard an Australian Navy Ship in the Indian Ocean

G. C. Rose,1 N. Westphalen,2 G. D. Shanks3 Abstract: Four sailors aboard HMAS Newcastle were infected with falciparum malaria during a port visit to Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. All four were successfully treated at sea with oral atovaquone/proguanil. Besides their apparent non-adherence with the usual antimalarial precautions, the key aspects of this outbreak include a lack… Read more »

By G. C. Rose , N. Westphalen and G. D. Shanks In   Issue Volume 24 No. 3 .

A Systematic Review of the Impacts of Active Military Service on Sexual and Reproductive Health Outcomes Among Servicewomen and Female Veterans of Armed Forces

E. Lawrence-Wood,1 S. Kumar,2 S Crompvoets,3 B. G. Fosh,4 H. Rahmanian,1 L. Jones,1 S. Neuhaus1 Background There are clear evidence gaps relating to health outcomes of servicewomen and female military veterans (here included as servicewomen). In addition to physical health, mental wellbeing and maternal health, there is limited literature regarding their sexual and reproductive health,… Read more »

By E. Lawrence-Wood , S. Kumar , Samantha Crompvoets , B. G. Fosh , H. Rahmanian , L. Jones and S. Neuhaus In   Issue Volume 24 No. 3 .

Joint Expeditionary Medical Support in 1914: The US Occupation of Veracruz, Mexico

Sanders Marble Keywords: Military Medicine/history; Military Medicine/organisation & administration; Preventive Medicine/history On Tuesday, 21 April 1914 US sailors and Marines landed at Veracruz, Mexico. There were two days of sporadic fighting by the ‘Bluejackets’ and Marines followed by almost seven months of occupation by Army and Marine forces. The two services would draw limited lessons… Read more »

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The Effects of Hippotherapy on Motor Performance in Veterans with Disabilities: A Case Report

R L Aldridge Jr,1 A. Morgan,2 A. Lewis1 Abstract The purpose of this case report was to compare traditional physical therapy to hippotherapy combined with traditional physical therapy on the motor performance of a 34-year-old male military veteran with low back and neck pain. Hippotherapy, as a treatment strategy, uses the movement of a horse… Read more »

By R L Aldridge Jr , A. Morgan and A. Lewis In   Issue Volume 24 No. 3 .

Vitamin D Correlation with Testosterone Concentration in Male US Soldiers and Veterans

L M. Wentz,1 C S. Berry-Cabán,2 Q Wu,3 J D. Eldred4 Abstract Background: Vitamin D has been positively correlated with testosterone in older men, but these hormonal relationships have not been examined in military personnel. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify significant correlations between vitamin D and testosterone concentrations in male soldiers… Read more »

By L M. Wentz , C S. Berry-Cabán , Q Wu and J D. Eldred In   Issue Volume 24 No. 3 .

Predictors of Depression Diagnoses and Symptoms in United States Female Veterans: Results from a National Survey and Implications for Programming

K. H. Thomas, D. L. Albright, M. M. Shields, E. Kaufman, C. Michaud, S. Plummer Taylor, K. Hamner Abstract Background and Purpose: Research suggests that female veterans of the United States military are more likely than their male counterparts to report mental health concerns such as posttraumatic stress, depression and suicidal thoughts. The purpose of… Read more »

By K. H. Thomas , D. L. Albright , M. M. Shields , E. Kaufman , C. Michaud , S. Plummer Taylor and K. Hamner In   Issue Volume 24 No. 3 .


Back in early June, the Navy Health Reserve was asked to provide some health staff for an Army exercise, Exercise Hamel, to be held at the end of June 2016. In itself, this request was nothing unusual; such requests for support of military operations and exercises are frequent. What was interesting is that I had… Read more »

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