Veterans Are Cutting Back On Smoking And Drinking, But They Still Face Significant Health Risks
from Military Times
Veterans remain more likely to report feeling in great medical condition even while they face an increased risk of serious health problems like cancer, arthritis and emotional distress, according to updated survey results from veterans advocates. The report, from United Health Foundation and the Military Officers Association of America, has tracked health issues among former military members since 2011, with the goal of highlighting that the "health care needs of people with military service differ in several important ways from civilians."
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