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SAN ANTONIO, TX - Ten years ago, many of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing with major lower body injuries would likely have spent the rest of their lives in a wheelchair. A new - and far more positive - set of expectations have been established, however, because of 12 years of experience with improvised explosive devices (IEDs) gained in Iraq and Afghanistan.
BLAINVILLE, QUEBEC - Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine hydrochloride) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat pregnant women experiencing nausea and vomiting.
DUBLIN, OH - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved Lymphoseek (technetium Tc 99m tilmanocept) Injection, the first new drug used for lymph node mapping to be approved in more than 30 years.
WESTON, MA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) capsules to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS).
CHICAGO - Treating large cartilage knee defects with an allograft osteoarticular transplant (OATS) does not allow most military personnel to return to full active duty status, according to research presented recently at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day.1
By Annette M. Boyle
PROVIDENCE, RI - Active-duty women have far higher rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than their male colleagues or civilian counterparts, and the military services are trying to help young servicemembers avoid the types of behavior that can create medical issues.
BALTIMORE, MD - Part of the challenge for healthcare providers trying to prevent military suicide is the difficulty of identifying servicemembers at the highest risk. Now, a newly-published study from the Army National Guard provides some information on characteristics shared by soldiers who take their own lives.
WASHINGTON - Sustaining patient care functions in the Military Health System in the wake of sequestration "comes at a cost," Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson, MD, warned Congress.
SAN DIEGO - Low levels of vitamin D are associated with a higher risk of developing "insulin-requiring" diabetes, according to a study of active-duty servicemembers.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - A new study from the Roudebush VAMC in Indianapolis suggests survival rates are better when diabetes patients with multivessel coronary artery disease receive coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as opposed to angioplasty, even when the most current drug-eluting stents (DES) are used.1
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