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CHARLESTON, SC - Nearly all surveyed veterans said they would be interested in being scanned for lung cancer and would willingly undergo surgery if the disease were diagnosed, according to a study published recently in the journal Chest.
PHILADELPHIA ─ Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can be extremely valuable for identifying tiny lung nodules which can indicate the earliest stages of lung cancer, according to a study of veterans at high risk of the disease.
ATLANTA — Because of unique challenges faced by many veterans treated at VA, their median survival rate with Stage IV glioblastoma multiforme is half that reported by the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillancel Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) statistics.
VA Seeks to Mitigate Dangers, Especially for Elderly
SAN DIEGO — For the more than one million veterans with diabetes, recent research raises new concerns about the risks of severe low blood glucose levels or hypoglycemia.
Study Authors Call for More In-House Resources
BALTIMORE — Women are the fastest growing demographic among U.S. veterans, and the VA sometimes is challenged in keeping up with their needs.
ATLANTA — Bladder cancer occurs more often than previously expected in patients presenting solely with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) but without hematuria, according to a presentation at the 2013 meeting of the American Urological Association.
IOWA CITY, IA — The proportion of men who were prescribed pharmacotherapy within 90 days of diagnosis of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and related benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) at the VA increased from 32.2% in 2003-2004 to 44.8% in 2009-2010.
SAN FRANCISCO — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) creates greater vulnerability to developing autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to University of California, San Francisco, researchers.
OMAHA, NE — A dose-dependent relationship exists between alcohol use and radiographic disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study led by researchers from the Omaha, NE, VAMC and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
OMAHA, NE — Less-expensive combination disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) produced the same clinical benefits as much costlier biological treatment, according to a large VA study comparing the effectiveness of drug therapies for rheumatoid arthritis.
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