People who serve in the military and veterans face some different health issues than civilians. During wartime, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries. These include shrapnel and gunshot wounds, lost limbs, and head injuries. Some service members might also have health problems from exposure to environmental hazards, such as contaminated water, chemicals and infections.
Service members and veterans are at risk for mental health problems, too. These include anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and substance abuse. (From MedlinePlus)
The number of diseases that the Department of Veterans Affairs has recognized as associated with Agent Orange or Persian Gulf Syndrome continues to expand and includes diabetes and prostate cancer to chronic fatigue syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder.(From Veterans of Foreign Wars)
Ivy Tech students can use databases to find magazine articles and other documents about a wide variety of topics. Use these databases to find information relating to health issues and veterans.