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TACOMA, WA - Sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in critical-care units, can progress rapidly, making early initiation of antibiotics critical.
WASHINGTON —In the past, healthcare systems typically waited until a drinker sought help for alcohol dependence before intervening. Now, a newer model encourages clinicians to engage with their patients about alcohol use before it becomes an out-of-control problem.
WASHINGTON—In his second term, President Obama and his administration must do more to stop the growth in the number of military and veteran suicides, a recent report contends.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA—At a recent resiliency camp held here, 60 children getting ready for the return of a parent from long deployment were asked to write down all of the bad thoughts they had faced in the past year—because of deployment or anxious anticipation about the return. All of the notes then were gathered and set ablaze, as the children discussed the importance of letting those concerns disappear as if they were smoke.
Symptoms Significantly Reduced
SAN DIEGO — Only a few sessions of two complementary medicine techniques worked as well or better than more standard therapies for post-traumatic stress disorder in active-duty servicemembers, according to a recent study.
BETHESDA, MD -Invasive fungal wound infections are on the increase in military personnel wounded by improvised explosive devices, leading to significant morbidity and even death in some cases where the victims initially survived.
WASHINGTON — The clock is ticking in Washington as the January 2013 implementation of sequestration looms ever nearer. Pentagon officials warned that such drastic cuts would make it difficult to pay Defense Health Program providers and likely would require denial of services to beneficiaries.
WASHINGTON — Pilots will be able to breathe easier as a result of changes to the oxygen systems in the F-22 aircraft, Air Force officials recently assured a House committee. The F-22 fleet has been under intense scrutiny after some pilots flying the aircraft mysteriously experienced an unexplained loss of oxygen, causing hypoxia-like symptoms.
Report Says Young Americans Still ‘Too Fat to Fight’.
WASHINGTON — With 1 in 4 young adults too overweight to join the military, a group of retired senior military leaders offers this advice: Remove junk food from the schools.
BETHESDA, MD — The Army is retaining an increasing number of personnel with diabetes, and, despite directives to the contrary, these soldiers may be deployed to active war zones where typically recommended methods for managing the disease might create more problems than they solve.
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