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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.
New Drugs Could Provide Some Alternatives
PHILADELPHIA - More than 50% of all VHA patients and more than 90% of those with polytrauma report experiencing chronic pain and, for many, only opioids provide significant relief.
WASHINGTON - In recent years, VA’s efforts in telemedicine increasingly have garnered attention from outside the agency.
HOUSTON - Russell R. Callender, chief physician assistant at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC Center in Houston recently was awarded the 2013 Outstanding Physician Assistant Leadership Award by the Veterans Affairs Physician Assistant Association.
BOSTON - A study involving more than three million veterans has found an intriguing inverse relationship between two dreaded diseases: cancer and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
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