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Archive for 2013
PORTLAND, OR - Exposure to Agent Orange doesn’t increase the risk of all types of prostate cancer among veterans exposed to the chemicals during the Vietnam era, only making more likely that patients will develop the more lethal form of the disease.
SAN DIEGO, CA - While the use of expectant management (EM) as a treatment course for prostate cancer did not increase in the United States overall in the last decade, active surveillance - also known as “watchful waiting” - went up more than 10% at the VA, according to a recent study.
WASHINGTON - In testimony called “devastating” by the subcommittee chairman, a panel of military sexual assault survivors appealed for better care and treatment for military sexual trauma (MST) survivors at a recent congressional hearing.
Study Cites Increased Prevalence of Mental Disorders
SAN DIEGO, CA - Despite common misconceptions, increasing suicides by military servicemembers do not appear to be related to combat experience or deployment - or even multiple deployments, according to a new study.
WASHINGTON - In welcome news for DoD’s civilian employees, including medical personnel, the number of furlough days was reduced from 11 to six this year.
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ORLANDO, FL - Amid months of criticism of his administration’s handling of the VA disability claims backlog, President Barack Obama directly addressed the issue here last month, telling veterans that the longer waits are “unacceptable.”
WASHINGTON - An investigation is ongoing “to determine a definitive cause” of an accident in which a veteran died from injuries sustained when a portion of a nuclear medicine system fell during a scan, according to the VA.
NEW HAVEN, CT - Researchers at the West Haven VAMC and Yale University are moving closer to a new class of pain medications devoid of side effects and may have uncovered a critical factor in determining which patients with chronic pain will respond to specific drugs.
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