Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Modestly Better for PTSD

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Modestly Better for PTSD

By Brenda L. Mooney MINNEAPOLIS — Mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy performed moderately better than present-centered group therapy in helping veterans relieve self-reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That’s according to a report published recently in the Journal of the… Read More

Sep 04, 2015 | View Article
Team-Based ED Program Halves Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Veterans

Team-Based ED Program Halves Inappropriate Prescribing for Older Veterans

In the bustle of a hectic VAMC emergency department, do healthcare providers always remember which common medications are often problematic for older veterans? Usually not.

Sep 04, 2015 | View Article
Service Dog Becomes Veteran’s ‘Support System’

Service Dog Becomes Veteran’s ‘Support System’

Rules Clarified on Animals on VA Property The VA has revised its regulation regarding the presence of animals on VA property to ensure its practices remain consistent with federal law. Under the revised regulation, only dogs that are individually trained… Read More

Sep 04, 2015 | View Article
Doctors are Human Animals

Doctors are Human Animals

They want to be loved, they are tribal, they instinctually favor stories over scientific evidence, they make mistakes, and even small gifts make them susceptible to being biased. If we took doctors seriously as human animals, we might hurt them — and they might hurt us – a lot less.

Sep 04, 2015 | View Article
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  • PTSD Treatment Affected by Sleep Quality

    SAN DIEGO — Sleep quality appears to have a significant effect on the success of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a veterans study. The study, led by researchers at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and the… Read More

    Sep 04, 2015 | View Article

  • Radiation for Prostate Cancer Well Tolerated At VA

      BROOKLYN, NY — Prostate cancer patients treated at a VAMC appeared to tolerate dose-escalated radiation well, according to a recent study. Results of the research, which analyzed the long-term results of veterans treated with dose-escalated radiation therapy for prostate… Read More

    Sep 04, 2015 | View Article

  • Do you agree with legislation to make it easier for VA management to take disciplinary action against physicians and other healthcare workers?

    Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Do you agree with legislation to make it easier for VA management to take disciplinary action against physicians and other healthcare workers? Yes No Not Sure Current Results

    Aug 10, 2015 | View Article