Murtha Center, USU Join NCI to Battle Common Foe: Cancer

Murtha Center, USU Join NCI to Battle Common Foe: Cancer

Alliance Research Not Limited by Private-Sector Restraints By Annette M. Boyle  BETHESDA, MD – In celebration of its second anniversary, the John P. Murtha Cancer Center at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, announced plans to substantially expand its… Read More

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Bill Seeks to Give VA Providers Leeway in States Allowing Medical Marijuana

Bill Seeks to Give VA Providers Leeway in States Allowing Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON – Should VA healthcare providers have more leeway in providing recommendations and options to veterans regarding participation in a state marijuana programs, even though possession of the drug remains a federal offense?

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New Treatment Recommendations for IBS; Veterans Disproportionately Affected

New Treatment Recommendations for IBS; Veterans Disproportionately Affected

By Annette M. Boyle CHAPEL HILL, NC –  While irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10%-15% of the general American adult population, more than one-third of female veterans who receive care through the VA suffer from IBS symptoms. In addition, while… Read More

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If the epidemic continues its mathematical rate of acceleration, civilization could easily disappear from the face of the earth within a few weeks.

If the epidemic continues its mathematical rate of acceleration, civilization could easily disappear from the face of the earth within a few weeks.

“If the epidemic continues its mathematical rate of acceleration, civilization could easily disappear from the face of the earth within a few weeks.” Victor Vaughan (1851-1929) Victor Vaughan was the surgeon general of the Army during the influenza pandemic of… Read More

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