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Veterans With Heart Failure, Methamphetamine Use Present Growing Challenges for VA

The rate of heart failure associated with methamphetamine (meth) use appears to be on the upswing in veterans, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2017.

Veterans With Heart Failure, Methamphetamine Use Present Growing Challenges for VA

ANAHEIM, CA – The rate of heart failure associated with methamphetamine (meth) use appears to be on the upswing in veterans, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017. The... View Article

IHS Grapples with Pervasive Prescription Opioid Misuse in Tribal Areas

WASHINGTON — When a recent CDC report noted that deaths from prescription painkillers have reached epidemic levels in the past decade in the United States, the news hit especially close to home for American Indians... View Article

New DoD Study Points to Pluses and Minuses in Health-Related Behaviors

WASHINGTON, DC—Results of a new DoD study suggest that many servicemembers are struggling with prescription drug misuse. The 2008 DoD Survey of Health Related Behaviors Among Active Duty Military Personnel asked servicemembers about whether they... View Article

Montana VA Program Replaces Insulin Syringes with Pens to Increase Compliance

By Annette M. Boyle FORT HARRISON, MT — For some veterans, “insulin resistance” is not only a physiological condition, it is a state of mind — one the VA Montana Healthcare System in Fort Harrison... View Article

Moving Forward with Reforming the Indian Health Service

By Yvette Roubideaux, MD, MPH, director, Indian Health Service The IHS Mission, in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native people, is to raise their physical, mental, social and spiritual health to the highest level.... View Article

Transforming Care in the Indian Health Service

The IHS mission, in partnership with American Indian and Alaska Native people, is to raise their physical, mental, social and spiritual health to the highest level. Since its establishment over 50 years ago, the IHS... View Article

Difficulties in Detecting Schizophrenia Can Have Serious Consequences in Military Setting

An Army private, who recently was sentenced by a military court to 12 ½ years in prison for the murder of an Afghan detainee, walked into a cell at a U.S. outpost in Afghanistan and... View Article

Interagency Tribal Listening Sessions Address Suicide Prevention

WASHINGTON, DC—IHS, SAMHSA, and the Department of the Interior’s Indian Affairs have been holding tribal listening sessions across Indian country to seek input on how the agencies can most effectively work within American Indian and... View Article

More Mental Health Resources Needed to Battle Teen Suicides in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

WASHINGTON, DC—Addressing the problem of teen suicides continues to pose a challenge for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, officials told a Senate committee. “Indian Country has communities where suicide can take on a... View Article

Clinical Briefs

Report Shows Many Substance Abuse Treatment Referrals Come From Criminal Justice System The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration issued its latest Treatment Episode Data set report last month. According to the report, the... View Article