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Right now, there are 5.5 million wives, husbands, parents, children and friends devoted to the care of those injured fighting America's wars. These military caregivers perform a daunting task that imposes a substantial physical, emotional, and financial toll. Military caregivers face an increased risk of physical and mental health issues, family troubles, and missing days from work. Many do not have health insurance.

A new RAND report quantifies military caregivers' contribution to society while offering policy recommendations to better help those who tend to America's wounded warriors.
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Living in a war-torn country during World War II increased the likelihood of experiencing physical and mental problems later in life, according to a new study. Experiencing the war was associated with a greater chance of suffering from diabetes, depression and heart disease as older adults. 
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A RAND survey released last fall found that many doctors were unhappy with their digital record systems, saying they interfered with face-to-face interaction with their patients.

Dr. Kevin Pho agrees: "Some patients mentioned that I often spent more time typing on a computer instead of talking to them."
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Opinion regarding the Affordable Care Act seems to be stabilizing, according to the latest RAND American Life Panel data.
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Workplace wellness programs can lower health care costs in workers with chronic diseases, but components that encourage workers to adopt healthier lifestyles may not reduce health costs or lead to lower net savings, according to a new RAND Corporation report.

Researchers studied a large wellness program offered by PepsiCo. Efforts to manage chronic illness saved $3.78 for every $1 invested. Lifestyle management efforts were less financially rewarding.
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RAND.org has been reimagined to provide an improved user experience that makes it easier than ever to find the RAND research you want, from the latest insights about world events to archival material seven decades old.

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Plans to allow people to keep their individual health insurance policies even if they don't meet the requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act are unlikely to send new health insurance marketplaces into a "death spiral," according to a new RAND Corporation study.
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Before Thomas V. Jones revolutionized the aerospace industry as CEO of Northrop, he authored a bestselling RAND report on U.S. Air Force transport options. He died Jan. 7 at age 93. 
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"As we look ahead to 2014 and beyond, we can probably expect more ups and downs in the U.S.-Russia relationship," says Olga Oliker. "In the near term, the Olympics will be of great interest.... violence in Sochi could have tremendous repercussions for Russia at home and abroad."
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Self-driving automobiles will likely reduce crashes, energy consumption, and pollution, according to a new RAND report. They could also improve traffic congestion and offer greater mobility to the elderly, the disabled, and the blind. The technology is not without challenges, though, especially regarding weather, terrain, and the issue of sensor failure.
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