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WASHINGTON - After months of pressure from lawmakers and veteran advocacy groups, VA is reporting progress in reducing the disability claims backlog.
WASHINGTON - How will the Military Health System maintain advances in limb and amputee care achieved over the last decade of war?
Weight Gain Often Occurs Soon After Discharge
WASHINGTON - For veterans, one of the riskiest times for weight gain is immediately following discharge. The transition from the active military lifestyle to a relatively sedentary one can be a struggle for former servicemembers who are trying to maintain healthy weight and physical fitness levels.
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.
WASHINGTON - A new Military Health System governance model expected to be in place by Oct. 1should result in cost savings, according to DoD officials.
PITTSBURGH, PA - Should some aspects of VA’s drug formulary be used as a model for the U.S. Medicare system?
WASHINGTON - After months of speculation about whether and when furloughs would go into effect, thousands of DoD civilian employees - including those working in the Military Health System - are expected to feel the brunt of unpaid furloughs this month.
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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).
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