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WASHINGTON, DC—If the federal government wants to tackle the full range of after-effects of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, including providing fully for the nation’s veterans, it will need a substantial upheaval in communication between federal departments, according to Maj Gen John Batiste (Ret).
WASHINGTON, DC—The CDC is recommending for the first time that all Americans six months and older get vaccinated for the flu. CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, explained at a news conference last month that the universal influenza vaccine recommendation was made because the flu can be serious even in healthy people.
Clevidipine for Vasoreactivity Evaluation of the Pulmonary Arterial Bed (CARVE)
Purpose: The CARVE study assesses the effect of Clevidipine, an ultra-short acting vasoselective calcium antagonist, on pulmonary vascular resistance and its utility for pulmonary vasoreactivity testing during right heart catheterization of patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Studying Genes, Environment, and Prostate Cancer Risk
Objective: The study has four objectives: to evaluate the evidence of familial aggregation for prostate cancer and identify a homogenous subgroup of families with elevated likelihood of aggressive disease using a family case-control design;
New Technology Allows Better Communication During Surgery
A new computerized, operating room control system called OR•Control, designed to allow better communication between clinical staff and also allow family members and friends to follow the progress of their loved ones through surgery, was recently introduced at the Michael DeBakey VAMC in Houston.
THE HENRY M JACKSON FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MILITARY MEDICINE, INC has selected three Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences doctoral students to receive fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year.
WASHINGTON, DC—In March 2008, when federal officials were quoting a wide range of numbers when citing the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a book was published that calculated an estimated total price tag that included the cost of OEF/OIF veterans’ healthcare and disability expenses over their lifetime. The book, The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict, put the total estimated cost at between $3 trillion and $5 trillion—a figure that Congressional reports later agreed with.
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