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Archive for December 2012
WASHINGTON -DoD hopes to roll out by 2014 an application that would help servicemembers avoid chronic conditions, while lowering overall medical costs.
BETHESDA, MD — It never occurred to Lt. Col. Eric Holt, DO, that he wouldn’t fully recover from the multiple injuries — including traumatic brain injury — he suffered when an IED hit his vehicle in Afghanistan. The blast ripped the vehicle apart and threw Holt into a compound wall.
FORT DETRICK, MD - Far from expiring in the one to five years stated on their labels, many prescription medications may retain their full potency for 10, 20, even 40 years.
WEST HAVEN, CT - The median age of the 24,000 veterans with HIV receiving care at the VA today is 53 — and many look and feel far older.
LOS ANGELES—Nearly 40% of veterans receiving antiretroviral therapy for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection also have hepatitis C virus (HCV), yet many of them never are treated for the underlying condition.
WASHINGTON - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the 227th Preventive Medicine Medical Detachment, 62nd Medical Brigade, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord received orders to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York.
Washington — Hurricane Sandy, when it hit the northeast in October took a huge toll on the VA New York Harbor Healthcare System’s Manhattan facility, which continued to be closed from storm damage as of early this month.
Researchers Call for Larger Studies at Lower Oxygen Doses
WASHINGTON — The use of hyperbaric oxygen to improve mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) resulted in no symptom relief at the exposure pressure tested, according to a new report, which calls for larger studies at lower total oxygen doses.
WASHINGTON — An expert group is recommending that the Joint Pathology Center permit “wide access” to the world-renowned tissue repository.
WASHINGTON -The VA is urging Vietnam-era veterans, regardless of current health status, to get Agent Orange Registry health examinations.
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