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This Issue: Chronic Disease Care | Table of Contents: Spring 2016 |

Noteworthy Publications

Associations between sleep difficulties and risk factors for cardiovascular disease in Veterans and active duty military personnel of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. CS Ulmer et al. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, June 2015.

Electronic cigarettes induce DNA strand breaks and cell death independently of nicotine in cell lines. V Yu et al. Oral Oncology, January 2016.

Electronic cigarette inhalation alters innate immunity and airway cytokines while increasing the virulence of colonizing bacteria. JH Hwang et al. Journal of Molecular Medicine (Berlin), Jan. 25, 2016 (Epub ahead of print).

Hysterectomy risk in premenopausal-aged military veterans: associations with sexual assault and gynecologic symptoms. GL Ryan et al. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, March 2016.

Increased risk of depression recurrence after initiation of prescription opioids in non-cancer pain patients. J. Sherrer et al. The Journal of Pain, Feb. 13, 2016.

Military sexual trauma and suicide mortality. R. Kimerling et al. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Dec. 14, 2015 (Epub ahead of print).

Mindfulness-based stress reduction for posttraumatic stress disorder among Veterans: a randomized clinical trial. MA Polusny et al. Journal of the American Medical Association, Aug. 4, 2015.

Opioid dose and risk of suicide. MA Ilgen et al. Pain, Jan. 5, 2016 (Epub ahead of print).

Sexual assault, sexual harassment, and physical victimization during military service across age cohorts of women Veterans. CJ Gibson et al. Women's Health Issues, March-April 2016.

The effectiveness and harms of spinal manipulative therapy for the treatment of acute neck and lower back pain. VA Evidence Synthesis report(available on the intranet only:, December 2015.

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