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Archive for October 2013
OMAHA, NE — Less-expensive combination disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) produced the same clinical benefits as much costlier biological treatment, according to a large VA study comparing the effectiveness of drug therapies for rheumatoid arthritis.
U-2 Cabins Modified to Mitigate Health Risks
SAN ANTONIO — High-flying U-2 pilots may be paying a neurological price for their service.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — What if it were possible to identify veterans at risk for suicide through a simple blood test?
PITTSBURGH — In the wake of emotional testimony given by family members seeking accountability for patient fatalities at VAMCs, lawmakers sharply questioned VHA officials about performance bonuses for leaders in the facilities where the deaths occurred.
LEBANON, PA — Scott T. Shreve, DO, National Director, VA Hospice and Palliative Care, takes providing high quality end-of-life care for veterans personally.
DENVER — Are increased wait times at the VA for colorectal cancer procedures because patients are receiving more appropriate care, or are they simply dangerous delays that could be deadly for some patients?
ATLANTA — The management breakdowns blamed by the VA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the deaths of three mental health patients at the Atlanta VAMC are being resolved, agency leadership testified at a Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee field hearing in Atlanta.
WASHINGTON — An initiative called the Fully Developed Claim Program is “essential” to VA’s goal of completing claims within 125 days at 98% accuracy in 2015, a VA official told a House subcommittee.
WASHINGTON — With the uproar over VA’s disability claims backlog, a former VA secretary is calmly asking a vital question: What can be done to prevent future veterans, especially those with wounds and injuries, from getting caught in a bottleneck of claims when they need care?
CHICAGO — At the Jesse Brown VAMC in Chicago, a multidisciplinary team approach to evaluating and treating veterans with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has reduced wait times for treatment and dramatically improved care to veterans.
Most Popular Stories
- Many Healthcare Providers Lose VA Retention Bonuses
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- 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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