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Cycle of Violence in Urban Environments Frequently a Result of Undiagnosed Emotional and Mental Trauma
BETHESDA, MD—It is relatively common knowledge among physicians that young black men living in urban environments are far more likely to be victims of violence than other groups. The cycle of violence that frequently erupts in their lives is often a result of undiagnosed emotional and mental trauma, and is a phenomenon that remains misunderstood.
WASHINGTON, DC—A decade-long VA study following patients being treated for hypertension at 15 VA medical centers across the US has proven that, with enough effort, a hospital can make dramatic improvements in controlling patients’ blood pressure.
WASHINGTON, DC—African Americans and Hispanics have more to fear from Alzheimer’s than their Caucasian counterparts, according to a new report released by the Alzheimer’s Association. The report places the likelihood of developing AD and other dementias at two times more likely than whites for African Americans and one and one-half times more likely for Hispanics.
WASHINGTON, DC—The risk for dementia may not be a condition that many worry about until their senior years, but military researchers are taking steps now to better understand and prevent young warfighters from the potential of developing it in their old age.
BETHESDA, MD—While Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may seem like an accelerated or extreme example of the cognitive decline experienced in normal aging, studies show the neural pathology can be significantly different.
WASHINGTON, DC—The CDC hopes to bolster patient safety through the recent introduction of its new Hemovigilance Module.
WASHINGTON, DC—Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases, infecting about one in six Americans between the ages of 14 and 49, according to a national health survey released last month by CDC.
THE FIRST PHASE OF THE FDA’S TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE is designed to explain agency operations, how it makes decisions, and the drug approval process. The first phase consists of a Web-based curriculum called “FDA Basics,” aimed at helping the public better understand what the agency does.
Survey Highlights Substance-Use Treatment Need Among Uninsured
An estimated 3 million full-time workers in America without health insurance (16.3% of all full-time workers without health care insurance) needed substance-use treatment in the past year according to a national survey conducted by SAMHSA.
By Dr. Michael E. Kilpatrick The DoD and VA have formed an aggressive partnership to care for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom service members who have become wounded, ill or injured. Thanks to this partnership, the medical issues these servicemembers face are treated expediently, and their health status is consistently monitored by VA and DoD.
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