Relationship Between AFib, Diabetes Critical to Veteran Care

Relationship Between AFib, Diabetes Critical to Veteran Care

WASHINGTON—The VA treats about a million veterans for diabetes, nearly one-fourth of its patient population.

Jul 06, 2016 | View Article
VA: Expanded Role for Advanced Practice Nurses Will Improve Care Access  Physician Group Claims That Will ‘Significantly Undermine’ Quality

VA: Expanded Role for Advanced Practice Nurses Will Improve Care Access Physician Group Claims That Will ‘Significantly Undermine’ Quality

Will granting full practice authority to advanced practice nurses (APRN) help resolve VA’s access issues and improve treatment, or will it instead do a disservice to veterans by moving away from physician-led healthcare delivery?

Jul 06, 2016 | View Article
Opening Choice Program to All Opposed by VA, VSOs

Opening Choice Program to All Opposed by VA, VSOs

WASHINGTON—A controversial proposal that would eliminate all eligibility requirements for use of VA’s Veterans Choice Program—essentially allowing all veteran patients access to government-paid community care—was denounced by advocacy groups and VA officials.

Jul 05, 2016 | View Article
Humor is everywhere in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

Humor is everywhere in that there’s irony in just about anything a human does.

Recently I was viewing a rather emotional national news piece showing a preteen girl learning how to administer naloxone.

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    VA Study Questions Pathogenesis of GERD

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  • Intense Exercise Improves Erectile Function Despite Race

    DURHAM, NC—With a growing interest in using exercise to treat a variety of conditions, many studies have highlighted the relationship between better erectile function and physical activity but, in general, black men have been underrepresented in the research. To remedy… Read More

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  • High False-Negative Rate in Cognitive Screening

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