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WASHINGTON - Extremity loss, traumatic brain injury and eye injury each have their own DoD center of excellence, but urotrauma has not received the same policy attention and care coordination as those other types of common injuries, a urologist told a subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
HOUSTON - In recent years, DoD officials have admitted publicly that military sexual trauma (MST) is a serious problem among the services, one that’s more widespread than previously recognized.
Significant Implications for Military Population?
DALLAS - Adverse effects from statin therapy go beyond just muscle pain and weakness, also increasing risks of musculoskeletal conditions, arthropathies and injuries, according to a new VA study using a large military medical database.
Study Suggests Overtreatment by Cardiologists, Undertreatment by PCPs
PALO ALTO, CA - Cardiologists may overtreat veterans newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, while primary care physicians may undertreat them, according to research recently published in the American Heart Journal.
ATLANTA - Age shouldn’t be a factor in how patients are treated at the VA after experiencing a stroke.
PITTSBURGH, PA - Should some aspects of VA’s drug formulary be used as a model for the U.S. Medicare system?
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation relaxing the evidentiary standards that must be met for veterans who file VA benefit claims for mental health conditions linked to military sexual trauma (MST).
WASHINGTON - DoD will examine commercial software as the next step in its search for an electronic health record system and not merely adopt the current Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) system used by VA, the agency recently announced.
Va Researcher: Risk is Low for Cancer in Second Breast
The overwhelming majority of prophylactic mastectomies are unnecessary, according to a new study led by VA researchers. The study raises questions about why women are opting to have the second breast removed and what role their doctors play in the decision.
Concern about Greater Disease Severity
In the past, multiple sclerosis was far more common in Caucasians than African-Americans. Recent studies of military personnel and veterans suggest that could be changing, however. This trend is especially concerning for healthcare providers because the disease is, on average, more severe in the African-American population.
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