Who Has PTSD Now? New Definition Creates Challenges for Clinicians

Who Has PTSD Now? New Definition Creates Challenges for Clinicians

By Brenda L. Mooney SILVER SPRING, MD – A new study raises critical questions about the change in the definition of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and… Read More

Oct 03, 2014 | View Article
The DoD and Global Health Engagement

The DoD and Global Health Engagement

David Smith, MD Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Health Protection and Readiness) The common view of military medicine usually centers on a few vivid images. Our medics fearlessly race to provide combat casualty care on the field of battle… Read More

Oct 03, 2014 | View Article
Montana Nurse Manager Introduced ‘Navigator’ to Guide Patients Through VA Care

Montana Nurse Manager Introduced ‘Navigator’ to Guide Patients Through VA Care

By Steve Lewis FORT HARRISON, MT – As a cancer survivor herself and with two sisters who are cancer patients, Debera Charlton, RN, was acutely aware of the benefits of having a nurse navigator.“The nurse navigator is used widely in the… Read More

Oct 03, 2014 | View Article
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” — George Washington (1732-1799) In 2009, I was deployed as an anesthesiologist to Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, with the British combat support hospital (CSH) established there,… Read More

Oct 02, 2014 | View Article
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    VA IG: Wait-Time Manipulation Went Far Beyond VAMCs in Headlines

    By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON – The problem of wait-time manipulation for patient appointments went far beyond facilities such as the Phoenix VAMC, which became the center of a nationwide controversy,  the VA acting general inspector told lawmakers last month. Acting… Read More

    Oct 03, 2014 | View Article

  • Effectiveness, Cost Not Linked in Some RA Therapies

    SALT LAKE CITY – Dose escalation was higher within the VA for some rheumatoid arthritis therapies, even when greater costs were not accompanied by increases in effectiveness. That’s according to a new study published recently in the Journal of Rheumatology… Read More

    Oct 03, 2014 | View Article

  • Too Low Systolic BP Dangerous for CKD Patients

    MEMPHIS, TN – Lower is not better when it comes to systolic blood pressure in veterans with chronic kidney disease (CKD). That’s according to a new study published ahead of print recently in JAMA Internal Medicine. Noting that the effect… Read More

    Oct 03, 2014 | View Article