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BETHESDA MD—While it’s important that researchers continue to search for gene variations that could increase risk for breast cancer, mapping out the environmental factors that contribute to the disease may be a greater challenge. Full Article
WASHINGTON, DC—As the number of women being discharged from military service increases, the need for VA to have a firm grasp on treating and preventing breast cancer increases as well. Full Article
Mirror Therapy for Phantom Limb Pain
Purpose: This study, conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), will explore the phenomenon of phantom limb pain Full Article
Attributing a medical diagnosis or set of symptoms to an environmental exposure that occurred years or decades ago is a challenge to medical science that is also a source of frustration for servicemembers and veterans alike. Full Article
Scientists published a paper last month on the development of an animal model that showed the same disease signs that humans do when exposed to the Nipah virus.
WASHINGTON, DC—A House subcommittee report released last month accuses CDC of using flawed data in basing its assertion in 2004 that the drinking water in Washington, DC did not contain harmful levels of lead.
WASHINGTON, DC—A proposed regulation published last month in the Federal Register by VA will lay the groundwork for the nationwide standardization of how employees at VA facilities and pharmaceutical industry representatives interact.
The Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology Application (AHLTA) is the military’s electronic health record system. It is a system that many federal providers love to hate.
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