Insomnia could be treated successfully in military personnel without medications

Man with Insomnia

Insomnia is a widespread problem in the U.S. military and the most commonly reported symptom following deployment. A new study published online in the journal Sleep found that cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia , a form of talk therapy, was highly effective with an active duty population.

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Strengthening military caregivers is new program’s goal

Pilot program funded by USAA will serve 50 families with goal of expanding nationally SAN ANTONIO (July 3, 2017) ― On the Fourth of July and every day, we honor our nation’s armed forces personnel who sacrificed their health and even life itself for our freedom. At home, many of our wounded warriors live with […]

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MHI joins Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC)

UT Health San Antonio recently joined the Medical  Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC).  MTEC is a nation-wide consortium with members from industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector.  The goal of MTEC is to speed the availability of needed medical product solutions to the military, veterans, and the civilian population.  The Military Health Institute (MHI) initiated the […]

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Promotions Ceremony for Military Students Turned Doctors

UTHealthSanAntonio military promotions ceremony

As graduation has arrived we are proud of the many students who go on to fulfill their missions in health care. Military students are no different and they will go on to be deployed throughout the world passing along the courage, values and health and well-being to the students they serve. Our hats go off to these young men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving others and serving their country.

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Memorial Day Commemorative Event

A Memorial day commemorative event was held in partnership between the Military Health Institute (MHI) at UT Health San Antonio and University Hospital System, at the Robert B. Greene Campus flagpole. Dr.  Don Jenkins Neurosurgery and Assistant Director of MHI, started off by mentioning the memorial service to a fallen San Antonio firefighter being held […]

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San Antonio A Hidden Heroes City

  The City of San Antonio passed the Hidden Heroes City Resolution to recognize the military and veteran caregivers. The Hidden Heroes Cities Program from the Elizabeth Dole Foundation seeks to identify and meeting the needs of military caregivers in the United States by engaging each city and community. San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor, along […]

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Reflections on Service

Several faculty members were interviewed to reflect on their service in the military and at UT Health San Antonio. A wonderful compendium of anecdotes were shared for all to hear. What came up often was the fact that the core values of the military and UT Health San Antonio were very much similar in their commitment to service and to help others.

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Military Institute Leaders Convene

MHI met with its counterparts from University of Pittsburgh, Boston University, UT Southwestern, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, USUHS to discuss issues of common interest related to setting goals and objectives for improving the health of military service members and their families. Opportunities for collaboration were discussed over a full agenda for the day.

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Distinguished Lecture: Academic/Military Medicine

Our Distinguished Lecture Series featuring the esteemed Dr. Dale Smith, Professor of Military Medicine & History at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. Professor Smith’s talk was titled, “Essential Synergy: Why We Must Strengthen the Academic and Military Medicine Partnership.” Dr. Smith emphasized the historical context about the benefits and synergies of the academic and military medicine partnership.

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Military Scholarship Inspires a New Way to Serve

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Jeff Marrs, a fourth-year dental student was inspired to pursue dentistry while serving his country in battle. A colleague encouraged him to apply for the Health Professions Scholarship program offered by the military. Upon graduation, Marrs will return to the military. Learn more about his journey.

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