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WASHINGTON — Since taking office, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, has pushed for science to play a stronger role in the agency, both in the rationale for its decision-making and in meeting its basic purpose.
Two recent studies of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have sent up a red flag for physicians caring for veterans with the disease; such patients appear to be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease due to inflammation and several other risk factors.
Though most servicemembers are relatively young, osteoarthritis is a serious problem for the U.S. military.
WASHINGTON — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often is associated with troops returning from war, but it actually is quite common, not only in the military, but in civilians who experience natural disasters and other traumatic events.
Patients who underwent elective total hip (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries in low-volume hospitals had a higher risk of venous thromboembolism and mortality following the procedure, a recent study suggests.
Half of bladder cancer seen in women can be linked to cigarette smoking, a National Cancer Institute study reports.
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