Until my father enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, he lived in Brooklyn, NY. That changed after serving honorably in Europe during World War II. As soon as he disembarked from the troop ship, he telephoned a woman he met while in training at Camp (now Fort) Stewart, GA. Within hours, he was hitchhiking to Vidalia, GA, to propose marriage to the woman, who became his wife and the mother of my two sisters and me.
More than 200 mobile applications dealing with dermatology are now available, dealing with issues ranging from rosacea to skin cancer, according to VA researchers. How safe and useful are they, and how soon will the... View Article
While the vast majority of soldiers maintain healthy weights, bad habits developed during deployment and on military bases follow them after retiring from the Army. In fact, more than 70% of veterans end up overweight.... View Article
Military personnel serving during the first Gulf War have one of the highest incidence rates for multiple sclerosis (MS) ever reported, leading to speculation that environmental exposures in the war zone triggered the disease. Research... View Article
An estimated 5-10% of all cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL) diagnosed each year occurs in veterans treated by the VA. The cancer, classified as presumptively caused by Agent Orange exposure, is notoriously difficult to diagnose and... View Article
More than 6,000 veterans with HCV have been treated at the VA in the past two years with the triple therapy of boceprevir or telaprevir plus ribavirin and interferon. In addition, hundreds of veterans have... View Article
U.S. veterans deployed since 2001 suffer high rates of epilepsy and other neurological disorders, and the VA now has more than 100,000 patients being treated for seizure, epilepsy or related diagnoses. The challenge is not... View Article
Although widely used to monitor glucose control and — more recently — to diagnose diabetes, HbA1c screening lacks accuracy in a range of patients with hemoglobinopathies, kidney issues or HIV. A new study, supported by... View Article
A new VHA self-management module is designed to help COPD patients help themselves. Slated for introduction later this year, the tool will allow patients to work more closely with their physicians to maximize lung function... View Article
Unlike 10 years ago, the military services now accept recruits who had childhood asthma but have not been symptomatic since age 13. The relaxation of accession standards partly was necessitated by the increasing incidence of... View Article
© 2000-2017. All Materials Copyright Marathon Medical Communications, Inc.