New Health Center To Treat PTSD In Military Women.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (12/6, Brubaker) reports, “Lourdes Health System is opening a 21-bed unit to treat active-duty military women with post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral illnesses.” According to Lourdes officials, the facility “is scheduled to open this month at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro and will be only the fifth such center in the country and the only one on the East Coast.” The piece cites US Department of Veteran Affairs data, which said that “women, who make up about 15 percent of the armed forces, are more likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder than men, in part because they are more likely to be sexually assaulted.”

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— “New health center for military women, “Harold Brubaker, The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 6, 2012.

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