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“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” — Steve Martin
WASHINGTON — With research increasingly demonstrating a link between poor oral health and cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other conditions, fewer than half of the veterans receiving VA healthcare services also are eligible to receive dental services, according to the chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.
WASHINGTON — With a new congressional report detailing additional excesses in the VA’s past conference spending, agency officials defended efforts to eliminate those issues and put in tight financial controls.
WASHINGTON — Noting that the VA has awarded merit-based bonuses to managers of facilities with substandard care and poor management practices, a bill passed by the House of Representatives this fall reduces the amount of money that can be used for employee awards or bonuses.
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DALLAS — When considering prescribing androgen deficiency treatment, VA physicians should take into consideration a new study finding that testosterone replacement therapy increased risks of death, heart attack or ischemic stroke in veterans who had undergone coronary angiography, the researchers advised.
WASHINGTON — This month the Army will begin rolling out a major upgrade to its electronic health record system - the Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) system.
LEXINGTON, KY — The VA requirement to obtain nasal surveillance swabs on all patients at hospital admission, unit-to-unit transfer and discharge appears to be a key component of the continued decline in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates at VAMCs.
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