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Archive for August 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - The antibiotic Vibativ (telavancin) is now approved to treat patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
WASHINGTON - Gulf War illness may have two distinct forms, depending on which brain regions have atrophied. That could help explain why clinicians encounter veterans with different symptoms and complaints, according to new research.
PHILADELPHIA - About 20% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience impulse control disorder symptoms, but, according to a new study, the disease itself is not the cause of excessive gambling, shopping or other impulsivity symptoms.
SEATTLE - Diet appears to have some influence on the levels of proteins and peptides related to development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study led by researchers from the VA’s Puget Sound Healthcare System.
WASHINGTON - VHA facilities were recognized for their efforts to provide equal treatment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients in VHA facilities in a newly released annual report.
BALTIMORE - Veterans with multiple sclerosis soon might find that having fun helps retain or improve mobility.
ATLANTA - Can lifestyle changes be achieved in a large-scale healthcare setting, with patients maintaining improvement over several years? An Emory University study of VA’s Managing Obesity and Overweight Veterans Everywhere! (MOVE!) program suggests that they can.
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