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Archive for April 2009
WASHINGTON—While dementia patients typically receive the bulk of their clinical care in hospitals and nursing facilities, it is often the family members and other at-home caregivers who bear the brunt of the stress created by their loved ones’ disease.
WASHINGTON—Dementia refers to a group of illnesses that involve memory, behavior, learning and communicating problems. Although dementia is rare in people under the age of 60, the risk for dementia increases as a person ages.
WASHINGTON—Mental illnesses and addiction disorders are chronic illnesses with signiﬁcant burden, disability and mortality, according to ofﬁcials who spoke at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 20th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control held in February.
WASHINGTON—Understanding the link between environment and public health is critical in moving the public health agenda forward. “More and more we need to learn—as people who care about promoting health—to think about energy and transportation and land use because those are issues that are very pertinent to health,” said Howard Frumkin, M.D., director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health.
According to Department of Veterans Affairs, 16 patients who were exposed to contaminated equipment at VA medical centers have tested positive for viral infections including hepatitis.
WASHINGTON—Representatives from Indian Country asked Congress last month for more resources to deal with the staggering number of youth suicides that occur on Indian reservations.
One of the challenges the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs face when collaborating on a joint initiative is the interoperability of our respective data systems.
DNA Test for Two Types of HPV Approved
The ﬁrst DNA test that identiﬁes the two types of human papillomavirus that cause the majority of cervical cancers among women in the United States was approved last month by the Food and Drug Administration.
WASHINGTON— How can cognitive health be maintained and protected as we age?
WASHINGTON—Delays in the creation of joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense Vision Centers of Excellence have legislators wondering what the cause is, whether it is a question of funding, direction or the will to act.
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