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Archive for 2009
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.
WASHINGTON—There are approximately 24 million veterans in the United States. But while only 5 million of those take advantage of healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs, many more are eligible to do so.
WASHINGTON—James P. Kelly, M.D., a neurologist, has been appointed director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), which is scheduled to open in 2010.
WASHINGTON—As it looks forward to a decade where the average age of its patient population will reach an all-time high, the Department of Veterans Affairs is making a concerted effort to prepare itself to handle the expected ﬂood of patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
WASHINGTON—At a Senate hearing last month, members of Congress called on top military ofﬁcials to do more to prevent suicides among military personnel.
ARLINGTON, VA—The ofﬁ ce of the Assistant Secretary of Defense held a remembrance ceremony on March 11 to honor military medical personnel who died in combat since September 11, 2001.
WASHINGTON—It has been two years and the Yakima Neighborhood Health Services in Yakima, Wash, is still trying to recruit an internist for a vacant slot.
WASHINGTON—TRICARE Management Activity is offering post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury education training to civilian providers in a new online pilot program.
Most Popular Stories
- Many Healthcare Providers Lose VA Retention Bonuses
- Federal Medicine Organizational Meetings — Tarred with the Same Brush?
- Despite Formulary, High-Cost Diabetes Drug Use Varies Widely Across VA Facilities
- Report Says Administration Faces Hard Choices For Veterans Programs
- Physician Overcomes TBI to Return to Active-Duty Medicine
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