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Military physicians stumped by a diagnosis might want to consider leishmaniasis in personnel returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, according to a new report.
By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON – VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson temporarily took the helm of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs last month after reports of widespread misconduct by VA medical facilities upended the... View Article
While the vast majority of soldiers maintain healthy weights, bad habits developed during deployment and on military bases follow them after retiring from the Army. In fact, more than 70% of veterans end up overweight.... View Article
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill 1874-1965 Editor-in-Chief, Chester ‘Trip’ Buckenmaier III, MD, COL, MC, USA I believe it is healthy and proper... View Article
By Steve Lewis MILWAUKEE — Kayleen M. Wichlinski, RD, CD, is trying to improve the health of the hearts and minds of VA employees — through their stomachs. “I knew that going into the military... View Article
By Steve Lewis BOSTON–Headlines may focus on mental-health issues such as schizophrenia, often related to veteran homelessness or even violent behavior, but bipolar disorder actually is increasing far faster at the VA and can be... View Article
Paula P. Schnurr, Ph.D. The ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are enabling researchers to learn more about a question that has plagued them for decades: Is there a difference between men and women who... View Article
BETHESDA, MD—Federal officials are gearing up for a possible H1N1 vaccination campaign this fall, said top Administration leaders at a federal government flu summit held last month. “At the risk of understatement, we need your... View Article
WASHINGTON—The Indian Health Service is making sure that its health facilities are ready to deal with a possible widespread outbreak of H1N1 in the fall. “We are not letting our guard down now. I see... View Article
While veterans serving in the military during the Gulf War era (GWE) appear to have higher risk for multiple sclerosis and a range of neurological illnesses, little has been documented previously on prevalent types of MS or other clinical features.
The good news from a recent consultant study is that, overall, the VA healthcare system is generally equal or better than others when inpatient and outpatient quality is measured.
HOUSTON — For veterans with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), research presented today at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago offers encouraging the news. The study determined that a new tyrosine kinase... View Article
Veterans’ groups expressed concern last month regarding a “lack of permanent leadership at the department,” after Rear Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, MD, withdrew his name from consideration as VA secretary amid anonymous allegations of misconduct.