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ST. PAUL, MN — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments reached an agreement with 3M that has the potential to go far beyond integrating electronic health records between the two departments. The deal could galvanize efforts to implement and integrate medical information and securely share patient data between physicians and facilities across the globe.
About 20% of patients presenting with Stage IV solid tumors never receive anticancer therapy, including more than 12% of those with breast cancer, according to a new study presented at the recent meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology.
HOUSTON — Patients with lung cancer or other diseases where tumors are beginning to obstruct their central airway have a long, hard road ahead. As the tumor continues to grow, taking in oxygen becomes more and more difficult.
Concerns Expressed about Continuum of Care
BETHESDA — Marine Corps Cpl. Garrett Carnes lost both legs while serving in Afghanistan earlier this year, but that has not stopped him from walking. Thanks to advances in prosthetics, he recently practiced some of his first steps walking up a ramp in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s prosthetics gait lab.
A new study has found that perceived discrimination was associated with risk of severe coronary obstruction among black male veterans, and the researchers recommend that factor be considered in screening and treating patients at the VA.
WASHINGTON — The VA and IHS need to better coordinate services for American Indian and Alaska Native veterans, federal officials acknowledged at a recent Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing.
WASHINGTON — Female veterans experience more physical and mental health issues than male veterans, yet are 30% less likely to enroll in VA services than men. Part of the problem, according to a recently released report, is that the needs of women veterans differ substantially from those of their male counterparts and, historically, the VA has not offered gender-responsive services to meet those needs.
WASHINGTON — The VA is adding another tool in its arsenal to fight heart disease and strokes. The American Heart Association and the VA recently announced a new collaboration that will bring a heart association initiative known as the ”Go Red for Women” into the VA. Geared toward women, the initiative raises awareness of heart disease risk factors in women and provides additional tools for women already diagnosed with cardiac issues.
SILVER SPRING, MD — The conflict in Iraq may have recently ended, but it already has a place in military medical history. A piece of concrete floor of an Air Force tent hospital from Balad is on display on the newly-reopened National Museum of Health and Medicine.
SAN FRANCISCO — State and federal investigations will determine what, if any, changes in VA laboratory policies will result from the death of a researcher in San Francisco.
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