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Fact or Fiction: Preventive Medicine in the Army
by Staff
A lot of preventive medicine in the U.S. Army is similar to civilian medicine, but when troops are traveling to exotic locations or are out on the battlefield, they encounter illnesses that most of us don't have to worry about. Think you know a lot about preventive Army medicine? Test your knowledge with this quiz!

All soldiers must be current on their malaria vaccines.

  • fact
  • fiction

Army doctors routinely test troops for STDs.

  • fact
  • fiction

Illness is second only to injury in debilitating troops.

  • fact
  • fiction

Morphine is still the most popular treatment for managing pain in the Army.

  • fact
  • fiction

The Army considers mental health treatment a preventive therapy.

  • fact
  • fiction

Soldiers all receive vaccines against yellow fever, flu and chicken pox.

  • fact
  • fiction

Soldiers in the field don't recycle wastewater, as this can lead to the spread of disease.

  • fact
  • fiction

The Army considers reducing its environmental impact a preventive health measure.

  • fact
  • fiction

New technology helps Army doctors determine which patients need immediate treatment.

  • fact
  • fiction

Preventive medicine is so critical to the Army that there are troops who specialize in preventing illness.

  • fact
  • fiction