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WASHINGTON — Faced with growing pressure to consolidate medical services to control skyrocketing costs, DoD has endorsed a middle-ground measure that moves the department toward greater consolidation without dramatically changing the structure within the military services.
WASHINGTON — As more medical services are moved to veterans at VA’s outpatient clinics, the need for increased space in those facilities has become critical. For some communities, however, the realities of real estate and construction is that the process is plagued by delays.
WASHINGTON — For most of its existence, VA’s healthcare system has been geared almost exclusively toward men. In recent years, the agency has made a concerted effort to make facilities friendlier to women veterans, including taking into account the need for childcare and the addition of gender-specific clinics and increased consideration of privacy and safety.
WASHINGTON — Veterans with PTSD are more likely than others to be prescribed opioids for post-injury pain, and that can lead to an increase in adverse mental and physical effects, according to a recent VA study.
WASHINGTON — Members of a House subcommittee questioned recently whether the Obama administration’s proposed budget for the Indian Health Service is sufficient to cover critical health needs, especially the lack of adequate sanitation facilities in the majority of homes.
Innovative VA Program Provides Calm and Supportive Environment for Alzheimer’s Patients and Caregivers Cont.
Innovative VA Program Provides Calm and Supportive Environment for Alzheimer's Patients and Caregivers
WILKES-BARRE, PA — For staff and residents, life in a dementia-care unit often becomes a dance of frustration. The constant struggle to interpret the world around them upsets patients; the inability to keep residents from “acting out” exhausts staff members.
Minneapolis – A routine primary-care visit typically includes weighing-in, blood-pressure monitoring and a body-temperature check. In some cases, the physician may also listen to patients’ heart and breathing rhythms, look down their throats or check their ears.
The use of Tranexamic Acid (TXA) with blood component-based resuscitation following combat injury results in improved measures of cuagulopathy and survival, a recent study has concluded, leading to the use of the agent in casualty care for U.S. troops.
WASHINGTON — The Spanish flu epidemic occurred 94 years ago, yet researchers were able to reconstruct the 1918 influenza virus for study. That is just one benefit of the military’s premier pathology reference center, which recently held an open house to showcase its capabilities.
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