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By the Numbers: 26 July 2021

11 Million

The number of "man days" for which the National Guard was activated last year, according to a recent Washington Post article. A spokesman for the National Guard Association of the United States, an advocacy organization, pointed out that this is "the highest number since World War II."

Research Update: 22 July 2021

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The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 
● Vulnerability to COVID-19–Related Disability: The Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms on Psychosocial Impairment During the Pandemic.
● Transcutaneous Cervical Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Pilot Study of Effects on PTSD Symptoms and Interleukin-6 Response to Stress.
● Development and Validation of Computerized Adaptive Assessment Tools for the Measurement of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among US Military Veterans.

Staff Perspective: Celebrating 70 Years of Supporting Women

Dr. Libby Parins

Much of the progress made for servicewomen across all branches of the armed forces can be attributed to recommendations form the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service or DACOWITS. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the DACOWITS. In preparation of this milestone anniversary, the 2020 DACOWITS report includes a detailed historical review of the committees influence from 1951- present (Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services 2020 Annual Report, 2021)

Research Update: 15 July 2021

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The weekly Research Update contains the latest news, journal articles, useful links from around the web. Some of this week's topics include: 
● Effects of pre-bedtime blue-light exposure on ratio of deep sleep in healthy young men.
● From everyday life predictions to suicide prevention: Clinical and ethical considerations in suicide predictive analytic tools.
● Social closeness and support are associated with lower risk of suicide among U.S. Army soldiers.

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