MHM

Moral injuries need more consideration

As a society, we’ve set high expectations on our members of the military to live and work on the moral high ground. Their code of values and ethics, compiled in the 2003 manual Duty with Honour: The Profession of Arms in Canada, was developed so those serving will “consistently perform their duties to the...
  • Military health research benefits all Canadians

    January 7, 2016 by Sharon Adams
    With this issue, we begin a new column called Military Health Matters. Health advice columns, news on civilian health research and analysis of public health issues abound in newspapers, magazines, blogs and websites—but much less is available on issues concerning serving military, veterans and their...
  • Battlefield medicine serves peacetime needs

    December 18, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Throughout recorded history, lessons learned on the battlefield and innovations in treating war wounds have later benefited community health care, and civilian medical research has been accelerated by wartime needs.  Many researchers at the Military and Veterans Health Research Forum in Quebec City at the...
  • Injured veterans may develop sleep disorders

    September 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Ah, “sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care”—a commodity that can be as elusive for injured and disabled Canadian Armed Forces personnel and veterans today as when Shakespeare penned the line 400 years ago to describe the insomnia of Macbeth, the soldier who...
  • HealthFeature

    Studying the benefits of medical marijuana

    July 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    A clinical trial examining medical marijuana for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is underway in British Columbia, where marijuana, produced legally or otherwise, is estimated to contribute as much to the provincial economy as agriculture and...
  • HealthBig

    Microscopic medical robots offer hope

    June 5, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Headache? Take a couple of aspirin. Knees sore in the morning? Ditto. Pollen or dust stuffing up your nose? Pop an antihistamine. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, high blood sugar? Your doc will pull out the prescription...
  • HealthFeature

    The aging brain—slower, but wiser

    March 1, 2015 by Sharon Adams
    Everybody has lapses in memory —“Where did I leave my keys?”  “What is his name?” “What’s that word I need?” But once you pass the milestone birthdays of 60 and beyond, such questions raise the worry: “Could this be the first sign of dementia?” Istockphoto...
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