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WASHINGTON, DC—A looming HIV provider shortage threatens the HIV care system in the US, according to a report released by the American Academy of HIV Medicine more...
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS ASSISTANT SECRETARY Tammy Duckworth returned recently to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a key site in her long recovery from wounds more...
Richard Petty, the NASCAR legend and safe driving advocate, is the spokesman for the Department of Veterans Administration (VA) “Home Safe, Drive Safe, Stay Safe” program. more...
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 more...
Pressure and time: combine the two and you can get a multitude of results. Apply the two to coal and you’ll eventually get diamonds. Apply them to human flesh, and in a much shorter time, you will get pressure ulcers…painful areas of necrosis and ulceration that are a bane for any patient confined to a bed for long periods of time. They are also a frustrating fact of life for anyone confined to a wheelchair, especially those patients who have little or no feeling in the lower half of their body.
WASHINGTON—Federal agencies must take appropriate measures to protect employees on the job from the H1N1 virus, Senate members told federal officials last month. “The activities of agencies critical to Americans’safety, health, and well-being cannot be allowed to stop during a pandemic…neither can we endanger the dedicated men and women who carry out those duties,” said Sen Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, who chaired a Senate subcommittee hearing on the efforts of federal agencies to prepare for a pandemic.
WASHINGTON—HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the availability of nearly $200 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to support student loan repayments for primary care medical, dental, and mental health clinicians who want to work at National Health Service Corps (NHSC) sites.
WASHINGTON—Current patterns of care and treatment for glaucoma are a cost-effective way to slow or prevent vision loss and should be continued, according to a CDC funded study published in the May issue of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—For the last 5 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been in the midst of a process to realign its capital assets—closing some facilities, opening others, and shifting resources around—in an attempt to keep pace with the geographic location and health care needs of the veteran population. This endeavor is guided by a 5-year-old report that may no longer present an accurate picture of veterans’ needs and what changes VA needs to make. Some legislators and veteran’s advocates are questioning whether VA’s plan is out of date, and raising the possibility that it was inherently flawed to begin with.
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- 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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