Early exposure to antibiotics and acid-suppressing medications is linked with the development of obesity, with an even stronger association after prolonged courses or with prescriptions for multiple antibiotic classes, according to a new military study.
A review of outsourcing by the Veterans Benefits Administration raised issues about the quality of contractor examinations and also questioned whether a proposed solution will work as intended.
For more than 40 years, haloperidol and ziprasidone have been given to critically ill patients who develop delirium in hospital intensive care units.
Some veterans with type 2 diabetes patients can't reach their hemoglobin A1c goal despite using metformin, basal insulin and a sulfonylurea. What should come next?
While intimate partner violence in the military population has been found to occur at about the same rate as the civilian population, servicemembers and veterans face unique challenges: a lack of separation between home and work life, long separations from family and repeated exposure to combat and other traumatic situations.
The Department of Defense recently underwent an internal review of opioid use within three major military treatment facilities through the Inspector General office. The report remains preliminary and has not yet been released to the... View Article
A new device that corrects vestibular dysfunction could be a key to treating many of the symptoms affecting the approximately 300,000 veterans who suffer from Gulf War Illness.
This likely will come as little surprise to healthcare professionals who soldiered through it, but the 2017-18 influenza season was the most severe since VA surveillance was initiated in 2009.
Clinician input will play an important part in decisions that need to be made regarding VA's new EHR, VA officials assured lawmakers last month.
VA's announcement that it would eliminate paid union-related official time for medical professionals, as of Nov. 15, has drawn a lawsuit from unions representing the agency's employees.
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