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Sleep Apnea

Personalization, In-Home Adaptation Necessary to Improve CPAP Adherence

INDIANAPOLIS—To improve adherence to continuous positive airway pressure treatment, more emphasis needs to be put on support for sleep apnea patients in their homes, where the equipment actually is used. That’s according to a new... View Article

April 16, 2019
Mental Health

Executive Order Creates Task Force to Combat Veteran Suicide

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at lowering the rate of veteran suicides. The order—the President’s Roadmap To Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide—creates a Cabinet-level task force led... View Article

April 16, 2019
Women's Health

VA Struggles to Overcome Women’s Healthcare Disparities

WASHINGTON—VA is straining its capacity and struggling against a culture that can sometimes be hostile to women as it responds to what VA officials consider a “tsunami wave of women veterans” over the last decade.... View Article

April 16, 2019
Anthrax

No Link Between Anthrax Vaccine, ‘Lone AFib’

ATLANTA—Concerns have been raised about a possible link between receipt of anthrax vaccine adsorbed and atrial fibrillation in military personnel without identifiable underlying risk factors or structural heart disease. A study in Human Vaccines &... View Article

April 16, 2019
Atrial Fibrillation

Improving OAC Adherence in Atrial Fibrillation Patients

DURHAM, NC—Treatment of atrial fibrillation patients isn’t always in line with clinical guidelines, but improving adherence to oral anticoagulation has proven to be challenging, according to a new study. The article in Circulation reported on... View Article

April 16, 2019
Cardiovascular Disease

CVD Risks Differ by Sex in VA Patients

WASHINGTON—Does the incidence of cardiovascular disease differ by sex among veterans as it does with the general U.S. population? A study in the Journal of Women’s Health sought to answer that question. VA researchers from... View Article

April 16, 2019
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty

VA Researcher Seeks to Include Veterans’ Voices in Healthcare Decisions

SEATTLE—It’s a big job to ensure that VA’s healthcare system is equipped to provide the best possible care to veterans. It might be an even bigger job to make sure that veterans across the country... View Article

April 16, 2019

VA Continues to Improve Management of Deadly Hepatocellular Carcinoma

WASHINGTON—With the number of veterans being diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma continuing to rise, the VA has implemented several new initiatives to improve outcomes for patients with this aggressive cancer. The most common type of liver... View Article

April 15, 2019

Rising Rates of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Drive Up Hepatocellular Carcinoma Cases

HOUSTON—A new epidemic appears poised to overtake hepatitis C as the leading cause of hepatocellular carcinoma. “Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the next big thing in the epidemiology of liver cancer,” said Fasiha Kanwal, MD,... View Article

April 15, 2019

HCC Risk Remains for Some, Even After Hepatitis C is Cured

HOUSTON—The VA has announced that it expects to eliminate hepatitis C in all veterans willing and able to receive treatment by May of this year. Successful treatment for HCV also dramatically reduces the risk of... View Article

April 15, 2019

Federal Medicine Clinicians Now Have Many More Treatment Options for HCC

RICHMOND, VA—For more than a decade after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved sorafenib for hepatocellular cancer, treatment options for the aggressive malignancy remained static. That changed dramatically in the last 24 months as... View Article

April 15, 2019
Cardiovascular Disease

PTSD Alone Doesn’t Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Veterans

Study Urges Close Monitoring of Physical, Psychological Co-Morbidities ST. LOUIS—Even though veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder are 41% more likely to developing cardiovascular disease than those without, PTSD alone doesn’t fully explain the higher... View Article

April 8, 2019
3D Printing

VA Announces Plans to Create 3D-Printed Artificial Lung

3D Printing Already Personalizes Care in Other Ways ANN ARBOR, MI—VA scientists in Michigan recently announced they are working to create a three-dimensional-printed artificial lung. The lab-created lung could transform treatment for some of the... View Article

April 8, 2019
Legislation

Legislators Express Outrage Over Military Sexual Trauma Issues Subhead: Senator Describes Her Experience as Air Force Rape Victim

WASHINGTON—A recent survey of the military service academies found that sexual assault has spiked over the last two years, up 50% since 2016. This news sparked fresh outrage from legislators, resulting in a hearing focusing... View Article

April 8, 2019
Investigation

House Committee Looks at Influence Trump Friends Have Had on VA

WASHINGTON—Three months into the new Democrat-led Congress, legislators are continuing to press VA on possible misconduct by high-level VA employees and consultants. That includes expanding the investigation into VA’s relationship with civilian advisers conducting meetings... View Article

April 8, 2019
Jobs

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” —Walt Disney (1901-1966)

A friend recently texted me a Military.com article by columnist Tom Philpott entitled, “More than 17,000 Uniformed Medical Jobs Eyed for Elimination.” I read the item with no small amount of trepidation and concern, since... View Article

April 8, 2019
Cardiovascular Disease

Current Treatment Halves Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Hep C Patients

PITTSBURGH—In more good news for veterans who have received treatment for hepatitis C virus, VA researchers have found that treatment not only reduces the risk of complications from liver disease, it also dramatically reduces the... View Article

March 25, 2019
Hepatitis C

VA Models Allow Earlier Identification of HCV Patients at Risk of Progression

ANN ARBOR, MI—New prognostic models developed by VA researchers can help clinicians identify which patients who have or have had chronic hepatitis C virus infection will develop cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. While the VA has... View Article

March 25, 2019
Human Papilloma Virus

Fewer Than Half of Eligible Servicemembers Complete HPV Vaccine Series

FORT BRAGG, NC—Immunization rates of human papilloma virus (HPV) have risen among active duty forces, but many fail to complete the full vaccine series, despite recommendations from the Defense Health Agency.   “DHA fully endorses... View Article

March 25, 2019