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Archive for June 2013
Va Researcher: Risk is Low for Cancer in Second Breast
The overwhelming majority of prophylactic mastectomies are unnecessary, according to a new study led by VA researchers. The study raises questions about why women are opting to have the second breast removed and what role their doctors play in the decision.
Concern about Greater Disease Severity
In the past, multiple sclerosis was far more common in Caucasians than African-Americans. Recent studies of military personnel and veterans suggest that could be changing, however. This trend is especially concerning for healthcare providers because the disease is, on average, more severe in the African-American population.
What is the Survival Benefit of PSA Testing?
The question of how and when prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for prostate cancer should be used, if at all, is being debated across the medical establishment. Those arguments — and any resolution — will have a significant effect on the VA, which diagnoses more than 12,000 new cases of prostate cancer each year.
Two researchers are trying to better understand the relationship between mental-health issues and lower urinary tract symptoms. Their work in the area began after observing that servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan had complaints similar to older patients, including urgent incontinence.
Most Popular Stories
- 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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