TRICARE Switches to Walgreens Pharmacy Network from CVS

TRICARE Switches to Walgreens Pharmacy Network from CVS

At the beginning of this month, the TRICARE retail pharmacy network changed to Walgreens from CVS as a result of a new contract with Express
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Stereotactic Body Radiation Doubles Lung Cancer Survival in Some Veterans

Stereotactic Body Radiation Doubles Lung Cancer Survival in Some Veterans

Between 2001 and 2010, survival rates for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) doubled among veterans.
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Veterans With Moderate COPD More Likely to Quit Smoking Than Severely Ill

Veterans With Moderate COPD More Likely to Quit Smoking Than Severely Ill

Participation in smoking cessation programs depends on striking while the iron is ... warm.
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“The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.” Hippocrates (c. 460- c. 370 BC)

“The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.” Hippocrates (c. 460- c. 370 BC)

The classical Greek physician Hippocrates is considered the father of modern medicine and is credited for believing that disease was caused naturally and not due
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  • Breaking News

  • Metformin Might Improve Colorectal Cancer Survival

    Recent clinical studies have suggested that the common diabetes drug metformin holds promise in improving colorectal cancer survival, but the small number of patients and inconsistencies related to diabetic severity have limited the significance of that research.

    Dec 05, 2016 | View Article

  • Non-CLL Rates Higher for SMOKY Nuclear Test Veterans

    Military veterans at the Nevada test site (NTS) during the SMOKY atmospheric nuclear weapons test in 1957 were reported to be at increased risk for leukemia in 1979, but this increase was not evaluated with respect to radiation dose.

    Dec 05, 2016 | View Article

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Types of Skin Lesions Referred by PCPs at VA

    MINNEAPOLIS—Skin lesions sent to dermatology by primary care physicians (PCPs) represent a significant proportion of VA healthcare visits, according to a new study.

    Dec 05, 2016 | View Article

  • Statins Lower Amputation, Death Risk in PAD

    Statins appear to lower risk of amputation and death in veterans with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a recent study.

    Nov 13, 2016 | View Article

  • High Mortality for Lower Limb Amputation

    While high mortality rates have been reported after major amputations of a lower limb secondary to diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, the mortality rates have varied across studies.

    Nov 13, 2016 | View Article

  • Systolic BP Variation Linked to Poor Outcomes

    Within individual patients, blood pressure (BP) fluctuates dynamically over time, and previous clinical studies have suggested an adverse link between greater visit-to-visit variability in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and various outcomes, according to a new study.

    Nov 13, 2016 | View Article

  • Veterans’ Weight-Loss Issues Different From Those Never Serving

    It’s a story VA primary care providers often hear from patients who need to lose weight: Even though they were constantly pressured to maintain a healthy weight and level of fitness while on active military service, veterans never learned much about healthy diets.

    Nov 13, 2016 | View Article

  • Bottom-Up VA Innovations Improve Veteran, Staff Experiences

    Bottom-Up VA Innovations Improve Veteran, Staff Experiences

    The VA’s recent Innovation Day highlighted 32 projects designed to help VA employees address problems faced every day by them and the veterans they serve.

    Nov 13, 2016 | View Article