VA Responds to Legislators’ Concerns About Rural Staffing

VA Responds to Legislators’ Concerns About Rural Staffing

WASHINGTON — While VA might have been provided $5 billion in funding to hire more clinical staff and to improve VA’s physical infrastructure, lawmakers expressed concern last month about challenges to recruiting new medical professionals, particularly in rural areas.

Mar 31, 2015 | View Article
Legislation Seeks to Curtail Bonuses for Leaders of Troubled VAMCs

Legislation Seeks to Curtail Bonuses for Leaders of Troubled VAMCs

WASHINGTON – A bill making its way through Congress would allow the VA secretary to order an employee to repay the amount or a portion of any award or bonus if such payment is determined to be inappropriate. Currently, VA is unable to take back bonuses once they have been distributed.

Mar 31, 2015 | View Article
VA Educates Patients about Who Really Needs Testosterone Therapy

VA Educates Patients about Who Really Needs Testosterone Therapy

COLUMBIA, MO – Often spurred by advertising touting the benefits of testosterone supplementation for “low T,” veterans treated by the VA increasingly are requesting the replacement therapy.

Mar 31, 2015 | View Article
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.

I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.

“I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.” (Mark Twain – 1835-1910)             It is with some dismay that I have watched the news reports concerning the re-emergence… Read More

Mar 31, 2015 | View Article
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    Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Undecided Current Results

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  • Preoperative Opioid Use Predicts Post-Surgical Chronic Pain

    SEATTLE – The most important predictor of chronic postoperative pain after elective knee arthroscopy is preoperative opioid use, according to a single-center retrospective study. Background information in the study, published recently in the journal Anesthesia & Analgesia, notes that chronic… Read More

    Mar 31, 2015 | View Article

  • Black Women Working the Night Shift More Likely to Develop Diabetes

    BEDFORD, MA – African-American women who work night shifts are significantly more likely to develop diabetes, and their risk increases the longer they work that schedule. That’s according to a new study published in Diabetolgia, which notes that the increased… Read More

    Mar 31, 2015 | View Article

  • Will changing the VA maps simplify access to care for veterans?

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

    Mar 09, 2015 | View Article