Please read this article and participate in this month’s online opinion poll: Do you believe the quality of care provided by advanced practice providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants can be as good... View Article
Is it possible to prevent military suicide by regularly monitoring troops’ resilience, just as their physical fitness is now measured?
Senators questioned VA on how it is determining presumptive status for veterans with conditions liked to topic exposures and pressed the agency to move quickly to ensure veterans receive benefits.
The American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism recently came out with new 2015 Gout Classification Criteria.
Could a common drug used for gout lower the risk of diabetes? That’s what a recent study in the journal Clinical Therapeutics endeavored to find out.
SAN ANTONIO — Allopurinol traditionally has not been initiated during an acute gout attack to avoid prolonging the painful arthritis.Instead, the 2012 American College of Rheumatology Guidelines for the Management of Gout suggest that urate-lowering... View Article
With medical staff often overwhelmed by documentation and data-entry requirements, VA should use medical scribes more widely across its system, two physician lawmakers recently urged.
It’s a case of bad news-good news: TRICARE beneficiaries, as of Oct. 1, have fewer options for getting certain prescriptions filled, but their costs are lower.
For the VA, the combination of effective treatment options and much lower prevalence of HCV in younger veterans may offer a light at the end of the tunnel — and a turning point in the steady rise of HCV-associated complications such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in only a few years.
By Sandra BasuWASHINGTON — DoD informed Congress last month that it has met key interoperability requirements set forth in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.DoD Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendell... View Article
Technology Could Help DoD Better Address Workplace ViolenceBy Annette M. BoyleCAMBRIDGE, MA — As the DoD struggles with implementing a uniform workplace violence program that includes prevention and response protocols, a key tool has been... View Article
Some Clinicians Worry More About Malpractice Than HypoglycemiaBy Brenda L. MooneyANN ARBOR, MI — Despite a VA campaign to raise awareness of hypoglycemia and recommendations from the national Choosing Wisely campaign to less aggressively treat... View Article
SAN ANTONIO — Veterans with skin cancer might not be as aware of the dangers of sun exposure or the necessity for skin protection as they should be.In a study published recently in Military Medicine,... View Article
NASHVILLE, TN — It wasn’t only the climate that increased the risk of skin cancer for military personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lack of sun protection also was a contributing factor, according to a... View Article
All Fail to Consistently Meet Performance MeasuresBy Brenda L. MooneyHOUSTON — Cardiac patients and even some medical staff might assume they will receive the best ongoing care when they see a physician, not an advanced... View Article
By Stephen SpotswoodGRAND JUNCTION, CO — When Teresa Parks arrived at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic in 1999, she brought with her a lifelong belief that sports and recreational activities could be used... View Article
Subhead: Post-operative Mortality Rates Low Among ART UsersBy Annette M. BoyleWEST HAVEN, CT — Historically, high post-operative mortality rates among HIV-infected patients caused many physicians and patients to defer or avoid surgery all together. For... View Article
“Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” — Tom PetersI have been ruminating for the past few months over the bureaucracy of federal medicine and the importance of selfless service to... View Article
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