WASHINGTON — While VA might have been provided $5 billion in funding to hire more clinical staff and to improve VA’s physical infrastructure, lawmakers expressed concern last month about challenges to recruiting new medical professionals, particularly in rural areas.
WASHINGTON - A bill making its way through Congress would allow the VA secretary to order an employee to repay the amount or a portion of any award or bonus if such payment is determined to be inappropriate. Currently, VA is unable to take back bonuses once they have been distributed.
Family Physicians Unlikely to Participate Without Rate Increases By Brenda L. Mooney WASHINGTON – VA officials have been accused of being less than enthusiastic about a new law passed to provide outside care options for... View Article
SEATTLE - For rural veterans, the distance to a VAMC often creates a major barrier to care, particularly for treatments that require multiple trips.
PITTSBURGH – A significant proportion of injuries among Special Operations Forces (SOF) in the Army can be classified as preventable and may be mitigated with human performance programs, according to a study. The study, published... View Article
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Long-term use of bisphosphonates have been associated in some research with subtrochanteric femoral shaft fractures after little or no trauma, but new research looking at VA data did not replicate that effect.... View Article
SEATTLE – The most important predictor of chronic postoperative pain after elective knee arthroscopy is preoperative opioid use, according to a single-center retrospective study. Background information in the study, published recently in the journal Anesthesia... View Article
COLUMBIA, MO - Often spurred by advertising touting the benefits of testosterone supplementation for “low T,” veterans treated by the VA increasingly are requesting the replacement therapy.
CHAPEL HILL, NC - Physicians commonly recommend statins for veterans with high triglyceride levels.
WASHINGTON - After years of assurances that the project is on track, the VA and DoD still struggle to make their emergency medical records interoperable
“I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won’t.” (Mark Twain – 1835-1910) It is with some dismay that I have watched the... View Article
OAKLAND, CA – American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) are more than twice as likely to have diabetes as non-Hispanic Caucasians, and the prevalence of diabetes in the AI/AN populations has increased by more than... View Article
ANN ARBOR, MI – A new “precision medicine” approach to diabetes prevention uses existing information such as blood sugar levels and waist-to-hip ratios, rather than a genetic test, to determine who has the highest risk... View Article
BEDFORD, MA – African-American women who work night shifts are significantly more likely to develop diabetes, and their risk increases the longer they work that schedule. That’s according to a new study published in Diabetolgia,... View Article
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