DoD Seeks to Stem Retaliation After Sexual Assault Reports

DoD Seeks to Stem Retaliation After Sexual Assault Reports

By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — Nearly two-thirds of women said they experienced some type of retaliation after informing military officials they had been victims of unwanted sexual conduct, according to newly finalized data from a DoD report. In response, Secretary… Read More

Jun 09, 2015 | View Article
Colorado Outpatient Clinic Director Honored for Helping Homeless

Colorado Outpatient Clinic Director Honored for Helping Homeless

By Stephen Spotswood DENVER — Kris Johnson’s journey to VA is a familiar one. After seven years serving in the Army as a military doctor, he left active duty and entered private practice, becoming an obstetrician at a clinic catering… Read More

Jun 09, 2015 | View Article
Programs Help Veterans Achieve Their Goals, Not Just Recover from Illness

Programs Help Veterans Achieve Their Goals, Not Just Recover from Illness

Beyond the ‘Find It, Fix It’ Mentality By Annette M. Boyle WASHINGTON — A story Tracy Gaudet, MD, was told years ago not only changed her approach to medicine but, now that she is director of the VA’s Office of… Read More

Jun 08, 2015 | View Article
In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence

In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence

“In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence.” — David Hume (1711-1776) Evidence based… Read More

Jun 08, 2015 | View Article
  • Other Recent Articles

  • Senators: VA Insufficiently Responsive to Oversight Recommendations

    Senators: VA Insufficiently Responsive to Oversight Recommendations

    By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — Earlier this year, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) put the VA on its “high risk” list for the first time, noting that the agency needs oversight to make sure “its resources are being used in… Read More

    Jun 18, 2015 | View Article

  • Have you experienced or witnessed retaliation against anyone reporting unwanted sexual contact to military officials?

    Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll. Yes No Not Sure Current Results

    Jun 10, 2015 | View Article

  • Pillbox Program Helps Improve Adherence for Hypertensive Patients

    Annette M. Boyle ASHEVILLE, NC — Screening, frequent appointments and other interventions enabled the VA by 2010 to bring blood pressure under control in more than three-quarters of patients with hypertension. Helping the remaining one-quarter adhere to medication regimens to… Read More

    Jun 08, 2015 | View Article

  • Introduction

    Introduction

    One of my earliest memories is walking with my grandfather down the main street of my hometown in southeast Georgia and stopping to talk to a man with a barrel of paper flowers. After greeting him, Grandpop George reached out and shook his hand. He then put some money in a box on the table and selected a bright red flower. I was thrilled when he handed it to me.

    Jun 08, 2015 | View Article

  • Handbook, Technological Advances Help VA Improve Pressure Ulcer Care

    Handbook, Technological Advances Help VA Improve Pressure Ulcer Care

    Spinal Injury Patients Especially at Risk Quality organizations consider serious pressure ulcers to be “Never Events,” for U.S. hospitals, and the VA has made great strides in improving prevention and treatment for the adverse events. Now, technological advances promise to… Read More

    Jun 08, 2015 | View Article

  • VA Tops in Experience With Rare Lymphomas, Looks for More Effective Treatments

    VA Tops in Experience With Rare Lymphomas, Looks for More Effective Treatments

    As the healthcare system with the most experience treating older men, the VA has special expertise in treating uncommon diseases that plague them, such as peripheral T-cell lymphoma. The current challenge for clinicians is to find ways to raise the… Read More

    Jun 08, 2015 | View Article

  • With Prostate Cancer Diagnosed Younger, Treatment Options Under Fierce Debate

    With Prostate Cancer Diagnosed Younger, Treatment Options Under Fierce Debate

    Since the mid-1980s, six times as many men under 55 now are receiving prostate cancer diagnoses, and the younger patients face considerably higher mortality rates. With the stakes even greater, the debate continues on whether too much screening is being… Read More

    Jun 08, 2015 | View Article

  • VA Leads Efforts to Develop Treatments for Rare Blood Disorders

    VA Leads Efforts to Develop Treatments for Rare Blood Disorders

    Hope for Future Treatment of Polycethmia Vera, Myelofibrosis Rare blood disorders such as polycethmia vera and myelofibrosis can cause a debilitating series of symptoms for the middle-aged and elderly patients who suffer from them. VA researchers all across the nation… Read More

    Jun 08, 2015 | View Article