Milwaukee VA Develops Reversal Protocol for Novel Oral Anticoagulants

Milwaukee VA Develops Reversal Protocol for Novel Oral Anticoagulants

By Annette M. Boyle MILWAUKEE – Many patients prefer the devil they know. When asked whether they want to go on or switch to a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) that requires little monitoring, has few drug-drug or food interactions, appears… Read More

Aug 05, 2014 | View Article
Physician Seeks to Improve Prosthetics with Brain Control

Physician Seeks to Improve Prosthetics with Brain Control

By Steve Lewis SAN FRANCISCO – Once upon a time, brain-machine interfaces were the stuff of science fiction, but not any longer. In fact, in the not too distant future, veterans may benefit from the work of healthcare professionals like… Read More

Aug 05, 2014 | View Article
VA’s Resistant Infection ‘Bundle’ Drives Down MRSA in Community Living Centers

VA’s Resistant Infection ‘Bundle’ Drives Down MRSA in Community Living Centers

By Annette M. Boyle LEXINGTON, KY — A bundle of preventive measures that drove down the number of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections acquired in acute care hospitals and spinal injury units in the VA healthcare system has proven effective… Read More

Aug 05, 2014 | View Article
Don’t look where you don’t want to go.

Don’t look where you don’t want to go.

‘Don’t look where you don’t want to go.’ — Author Unknown In my life adventure as a father of three daughters, I have never faced anything as frightening and dangerous in their development into young adults as teaching them to… Read More

Aug 05, 2014 | View Article
  • Breaking News

  • New VA Reform Bill Now Law

    WASHINGTON— A $16.3 billion  piece of legislation to reform VA is now officially law, after being passed by the House and Senate and signed by President Barack Obama. The approval of the final bill by both chambers of Congress this week… Read More

    Aug 01, 2014 | View Article

  • McDonald Overwhelmingly Approved as New VA Chief

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate today unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, the former Procter and Gamble president and CEO, as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The previous secretary, Eric Shinseki, resigned in May after a series of revelations about mismanagement at the VA that… Read More

    Jul 29, 2014 | View Article

  • President Taps Corporate Exec for New VA Chief

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced June 30 that his nominee for secretary of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs is Bob McDonald, a West Point graduate who served as chief executive of Procter & Gamble.   The president said his administration… Read More

    Jun 30, 2014 | View Article

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Have you ever faced retaliation for raising quality-of-care issues at either the VA or DoD?

    Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

    Aug 05, 2014 | View Article

  • Less Diabetes Control in Non-adherence HIV Patients

    DURHAM, NC – Poor adherence to antiretroviral therapy in veterans with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) also is a good predictor of whether those same patients will achieve good control if they have diabetes. That’s according to a study from the… Read More

    Aug 05, 2014 | View Article