Veterans: Health Issues, Coping Strategies and Benefits


Madison McCleod (Editor)
Chad S. Hewitt (Editor)

Series: Health Care in Transition
BISAC: HIS027120

In this book, the authors discuss topical issues relating to veterans including transfusion therapy for veteran patients; low serum vitamin D and its association with metabolic syndrome in African American and Caucasian American male veterans; eye care issues in veterans; substandard and lack of affordable housing in the veteran population; the rehabilitation of shaken soldier syndrome; and genetic markers in suicidal and non-suicidal veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Transfusion Support for Veteran Patients;pp. 1-26
(Alex Ryder, Christopher A. Tormey, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, West Haven, Connecticut, USA, and others)

Low Serum Vitamin D is Associated with Metabolic Syndrome in African American and Caucasian American Male Veterans;pp. 27-43
(B. Manickam, V. Neagu, V. Ryvkin, S. Kukreja, E. Barengolts, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Jesse Brown VA and University of Illinois Medical Centers, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Update on Eye Care Issues in Veterans;pp. 45-64
(Anat Galor, Ninel Z. Gregori, Jesse Pelletier, Raquel Goldhardt, Anna Junk, Sarah Wellik, Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center, Miami, Florida, USA, and others)

A Social Covenant: Creating Sanctuary for Homeless Veterans;pp. 65-74
(Susan L. Ray, Faculty of Health Sciences, Health Sciences Addition, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada)

The Rehabilitation of Shaken Soldier Syndrome: A Coordinated System of Community-Situated, Postacute Treatment for Blast-Injured Veterans;pp. 75-124
(Larry E. Schutz, Kenyatta O. Rivers, Elizabeth A. McNamara, Charles E. Hughes, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Central Florida, The UCF Traumatic Brain Injury Program, and GiveBack Inc., Florida, USA, and others)*

Genetic Markers in Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Veterans with Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder;pp. 125-164
(Nela Pivac, Dragica Kozariæ-Kovaèiæ, Gordana Nediæ, Matea Nikolac, Maja Mustapiæ, Ana Babiæ, Mirjana Grubišiæ-Iliæ, Zrnka Kovaèiæ, Dorotea Mück-Šeler, Division of Molecular Medicine, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenièka cesta, Zagreb, Croatia, and others)*


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