A Call to Arms for CME

Today’s federal healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges related not only to active-duty military returning home with complex healthcare needs due to injury, but also with the long-term care of veterans’ clinical needs through the VA.

Jul 06, 2015 | View Article
Vendors: VA Payment to Outside Providers Increasingly Delayed

Vendors: VA Payment to Outside Providers Increasingly Delayed

Veterans’ Credit Ratings Could Be Jeopardized By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON — The VA is taking too long to reimburse non-VA healthcare providers, a problem that could result in veterans being billed for the services, panelists told a House of Representatives… Read More

Jul 06, 2015 | View Article
Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life

Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life

Show me a successful individual and I’ll show you someone who had real positive influences in his or her life. I don’t care what you do for a living — if you do it well I’m sure there was someone… Read More

Jul 05, 2015 | View Article
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
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  • A Call to Arms for CME

    Today’s federal healthcare system faces unprecedented challenges related not only to active-duty military returning home with complex healthcare needs due to injury, but also with the long-term care of veterans’ clinical needs through the VA.

    Jul 06, 2015 | View Article

  • VA Brain Researcher Named to Nursing Hall of Fame

    VA Brain Researcher Named to Nursing Hall of Fame

    By Steve Lewis WASHINGTON — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered one of the signature injuries of recent military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, senior research scientist in the Office of Nursing Services at VA… Read More

    Jul 05, 2015 | View Article

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Metabolic Demand No Greater for Young, Fit, Active Amputees

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, TX — While previous research has reported greater metabolic demand of walking following transtibial amputation (TTA), primarily in older, less active and often dysvascular patients, a new study sought to determine if that is also the case… Read More

    Jul 27, 2015 | View Article

  • Increasing Physical Activity Among Older Veterans with Lower Limb-Loss

    SEATTLE — What type of regular physical activity is performed by older veterans with limb loss? A study recently published the Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development sought to determine that.1 Researchers from VA Puget Sound Health Care System in… Read More

    Jul 27, 2015 | View Article

  • Cognitive Training Improves Psychological Health in TBI Patients

    DALLAS — Strategy-based cognitive training improved not only psychological and neural health for veterans and civilians with traumatic brain injury (TBI) but also cognitive performance, according to a new study. The DoD-funded study, published recently in the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation,… Read More

    Jul 24, 2015 | View Article

  • PTSD/Depression Combination Increases Anger in Veterans

    IRVINE, CA — Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are much more likely to have their tempers erupt if they also are depressed, according to a new study. The study, led by researchers from the University of California Irvine, appeared… Read More

    Jul 24, 2015 | View Article

  • Was it appropriate for senators to use a controversy about Agent Orange benefits to hold up the nomination of David Shulkin, MD, as VA Undersecretary of Health?

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

    Jul 08, 2015 | View Article

  • Some Non-Federal Physicians Express Discomfort Treating Veterans

    Some Non-Federal Physicians Express Discomfort Treating Veterans

    By Brenda L. Mooney ATHENS, OH — The push to allow veterans more access to non-VA care — or even to bifurcate the system, as some have suggested, so that specific types of care always are provided by private-sector clinicians… Read More

    Jul 05, 2015 | View Article