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blood cancers

Memory Problems Worsen Survival Rates in Older Blood Cancer Patients

About a third of hematologic cancer patients in a recent cohort study screened positive for executive dysfunction, and more than 17% had memory problems.

August 12, 2018
Department of Veterans Affairs

VA Vows to Stop Whistleblower Retaliation; Some Lawmakers Skeptical

VA leaders said loud and clear that the agency “will not tolerate” whistleblower retaliation.

August 11, 2018
Cerner Corp

New House Subcommittee Will Oversee VA EHR Implementation

The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs is gearing up for greater oversight of VA's electronic health record implementation with the creation of a new oversight subcommittee.

August 11, 2018
Body Mass Index

New VA Analysis Refutes Link Between Heart Failure, Incident Cancer

With about 350,000 patients with heart failure diagnoses being treated in the VHA, recent studies suggesting that the cardiovascular condition increases risk of cancer have been worrisome.

August 11, 2018
African-Americans

VA Surgeon Sees His Role as ‘Pillar of Hope’ for Veteran Patients

The theme of this year’s Harlem Fine Arts Show—the largest touring African diasporic art show in the United States—is “Health and the Healing Power of Art.”

August 8, 2018
Drug Screening

VHA Makes Progress in Improving Safety of Opioid Prescribing

VHA medical facilities should ensure that its providers are following three key opioid risk mitigation strategies, including conducting urine drug screening, a recent report recommended.

August 5, 2018
caffeine

Too Little Sleep? Army Research Suggests Correct Caffeine Dosage

The Army's Performance Triad promotes quality sleep, physical activity and good nutrition, but when sleep suffers, a new tool developed by the Army can help.

August 5, 2018
Science

“Science is basically an inoculation against charlatans.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

In past columns, I have mentioned my penchant for science fiction.

August 5, 2018
Concussions

Even Mild TBI Can Dramatically Increase Risk of Developing Parkinson’s Disease

Mild traumatic brain injury, commonly known as concussion, appears to increase a patient's risk of developing Parkinson's disease by as much as 56%, a new veterans study found.

August 4, 2018
Congress

Senate Votes Overwhelmingly to Make Robert L. Wilkie the New VA Secretary

Robert L. Wilkie took office as the 10th VA Secretary after the U.S. Senate voted 86-9 to confirm him.

August 4, 2018
Liver Disease

SCAN-ECHO Improves Care for VA Liver Disease Patients

While specialty care has been associated with improved survival in patients with liver disease, convenient access to specialists isn’t available to all patients.

August 3, 2018
clinical pharmacy specialists

Remote Disease Management Program Improves Outcomes in the Northwest

A telehealth-based chronic disease management program which included clinical pharmacy specialists (CPS) had positive outcomes on primary care outcomes in a rural area, according to a new study.

August 3, 2018
Tele-ICU

Tele-ICU Program Reduces Transfers of VA’s ICU Patients

Most intensive care units (ICUs) in smaller, community, and regional hospitals aren’t able to support intensivist staffs to provide advanced critical care.

August 3, 2018
Hypertension

Medications, interventions underused in veterans with peripheral artery disease

Nearly 30% of veterans with peripheral artery disease (PAD) die within four years of diagnosis, while others experience limb amputation or critical limb ischemia.

July 22, 2018
Ischemic Stroke

Rank as socioeconomic proxy affects stroke outcomes in MHS patients

Do socioeconomic disparities exist in the U.S. military healthcare system with ischemic stroke admissions? A new study says they do.

July 22, 2018
Clinical Pharmacy

Demand surges for popular army clinical pharmacy course

With pharmacists from across the DoD and VA clamoring for spots in the Clinical Pharmacy Course at Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDCS) in Fort Sam Houston, TX, organizers offered back-to-back programs this spring, with another scheduled for August.

July 22, 2018
Above the Call of Duty

Psychologist works to make mental health units safe for suicidal veterans

Most people looking at a hospital room will see an environment specifically designed to keep human beings alive through even the most traumatic circumstances.

July 15, 2018
Healthcare Staffing Shortages

VA faces healthcare staffing shortages, barriers to hiring facility leaders

A facility-specific survey found that 138 of 140 VA facilities reported shortages of medical officers, with psychiatry and primary care positions being the most frequently listed.

July 15, 2018
Hazardous Waste

As burn pit registry grows, VA expands research into related lung disease

The potential cost to the VA for lung disease associated with deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan shot up this year when an administrative law judge with the U.S. Department of Labor ruled that exposure to open-air burn pits caused a veteran’s lung disease.

July 15, 2018
Choice Program

VA secretary nominee promises opposition to healthcare privatization

VA Secretary nominee Robert L. Wilkie promised lawmakers he would not privatize VA healthcare if he is confirmed.

July 15, 2018