2013 Compendium of Federal Medicine

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2013 Compendium of Federal Medicine

Smarter Screening Strategies for Prostate Cancer Hotly Debated

By Annette M. Boyle Ruth Etzioni, PhD, of FHCRC SEATTLE, WA – For the VA, the ongoing discussion about use of the controversial prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer is far from academic. Veterans... View Article

2013 Compendium of Federal Medicine

Do Military Service and/or Mental Health Issues Lead to Urinary Tract Issues?

By Stephen Spotswood Benjamin Breyer, MD, Urologic Surgeon at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center SAN FRANCISCO – One of the most important realizations by VA physician researchers in the past decade has... View Article

2013 Compendium of Federal Medicine

Newly-Approved Anticoagulants Offer More Options, Different Risks

Annette M. Boyle Dr. Alan Jacobson, MD, Director of the anti-coagulation services at the Loma Linda, CA, Veterans Administration Medical Center BOSTON – While newer anticoagulants provide options for many patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)... View Article

2013 Compendium of Federal Medicine

Unplanned Pregnancies Among Active-Duty Women Increase, Higher Than Civilian Population

By Annette M. Boyle Kate Grindlay, Senior Project Manager at Ibis Reproductive Health CAMBRIDGE, MA – Despite the availability of free contraceptives, unintended pregnancy among active-duty military servicemembers is on the rise and occurs at... View Article

2013 Compendium of Federal Medicine

Now That VHA Has Established Epilepsy Centers of Excellence, Will the Veterans Come?

By Pamela R. Kelly, MBA-HCM, Rizwana Rehman, PhD, Aatif M. Husain, MD DURHAM, NC – Elaborating on the phrase coined by President Theodore Roosevelt “If you build it, they will come,” author Ron Adams1 asserts... View Article

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