VA Lags on Revamping Medical Product Catalog

VA Lags on Revamping Medical Product Catalog

VA must ensure that a revised, narrower product catalog being implemented has the medical and surgical items that the healthcare system’s medical professionals actually need,
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VA Finds Diets Allowing More Fat Might Reduce Diabetes, Other Ailments

VA Finds Diets Allowing More Fat Might Reduce Diabetes, Other Ailments

For 30 years, Americans have focused on reducing fat to lower their risk of diabetes and other chronic diseases.
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Honored Nurse: No Plans to Retire After 37 Years on Midnight Shift

Honored Nurse: No Plans to Retire After 37 Years on Midnight Shift

Drema Bratton, RN, has made it very clear that she has no plans to retire. “They’re going to have to pry me out of here,”
Nov 12, 2016 | 0 comments | View Post
Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word

Gentlemen, it is the microbes who will have the last word

After seven months of bickering and posturing by both parties in Congress, a bill allocating $1.1 billion to deal with the emerging Zika crisis was
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    Statins appear to lower risk of amputation and death in veterans with peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to a recent study.

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    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.

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  • VA Program Seeks to Disseminate Best Practices Throughout System

    VA Program Seeks to Disseminate Best Practices Throughout System

    An iPad questionnaire completed in the waiting rooms of VAMCs is helping clinicians more quickly identify patient suicide risk.

    Oct 12, 2016 | View Article

  • Suicide Risk Remains Much Higher for Military, Veterans Than Civilian U.S. Population

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    Suicide rates in the general U.S. population rose to their highest level in 30 years in 2014, but among both active-duty servicemembers and veterans, the rates were higher still.

    Oct 12, 2016 | View Article

  • Sleep Disorders Increase Sixfold in Veterans; Women Especially Affected

    Sleep Disorders Increase Sixfold in Veterans; Women Especially Affected

    Sleep—or, more precisely, the lack thereof—continues to complicate mental and physical health for veterans and military servicemembers.

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  • Costs Higher When RA Patients Switch TNFi Therapies

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