VA Heart Failure Clinic Reduces Readmission Rates Nearly 85%

VA Heart Failure Clinic Reduces Readmission Rates Nearly 85%

By Annette M. Boyle LOS ANGELES—Appropriate and consistent use of medications markedly slows the progression of heart failure and reduces its mortality. Despite the clear
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VA Says It Has Funding to Begin New EHR Implementation

VA Says It Has Funding to Begin New EHR Implementation

By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON—VA officials sought to reassure lawmakers that, while the price tag of its new EHR has not been determined, the proposed FY
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DoD Policies Ensure Sufficient Yellow Fever Vaccine Despite Global Shortage

DoD Policies Ensure Sufficient Yellow Fever Vaccine Despite Global Shortage

In mid-2016, Sanofi Pasteur announced that manufacturing issues could produce a YF-VAX shortage that might last for several months.
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“Take time for all things: Great haste makes great waste.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

“Take time for all things: Great haste makes great waste.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Following the news on the effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, euphemistically known as Obamacare, is akin to watching a train wreck
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  • Is Aspirin Really a Wonder Drug for Cardiovascular Prevention?

    Is Aspirin Really a Wonder Drug for Cardiovascular Prevention?

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  • Leukemia Often Is Preceded by Mediastinal Germ Cell Tumors

    OKLAHOMA CITY—While the association between mediastinal germ cell tumors (MGCT) and acute megakaryoblastic (M7) leukemia has been known for many years, the relationship is not always fully understood. To remedy that, a study team including researchers from the Oklahoma City… Read More

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  • Intravenous Iron Replacement Creates More Safety Issues

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  • Study Looks for Patterns in Lymphoma Relapse

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  • PsA Patients Not at Increased Risk of Mortality, Except for Suicide

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  • Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis Patients Have Increased Fracture Risks

    PHILADLPHIA—Broken bones can be a risk for patients with psoriatic arthritis, (PsA) according to a study that looked at the risk of fracture and osteoporosis among patients with that condition and with psoriasis, compared with the general population and patients… Read More

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