7 Most Common Health Problems Veterans Face

Amputations

According to a report from the Federation of American Scientists, since 2010, 1,573 vets have suffered the loss of major limbs from amputation due to battle injury. While technology advancements in medicine and body protection have increased survival rates for soldiers, amputation is still a risk and can lead to anxiety, personal distress, trauma, and depression, as a review of research in Industrial Psychiatry Journal finds.

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