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Retention Issues for Weight Loss Program
SEATTLE — When it comes to weight loss, you have to play to lose — or at least that’s the conclusion of a study of the MOVE! Weight Loss Management Program for Veterans recently published in Preventing Chronic Disease.
Please read this article and participate in this month's online opinion poll whether VA provided enough resources to make the MOVE! weight-loss initiative successful?
CHICAGO — A government report shows that delays in integrating VA and DoD IT systems at the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) in Chicago have proven costly for the jointly-run facility. VA officials responded, however, that lessons learned during this process may prove helpful in the attempt to integrate systems on a national level.
WASHINGTON — Politics played no role in the timing of a request to investigate corruption and patient neglect at a U.S. funded hospital in Afghanistan, a U.S. general told Congress.
ORLANDO, FL — After four years of construction on a new state-of-the-art VA Orlando Medical Center, lawmakers want to know why the VA and the contractor still cannot agree on a delivery date for the new facility.
Is Applied Behavioral Analysis Unproven?
WASHINGTON — Is a commonly used autism therapy a medical or educational intervention?
Age, not overall health or prognosis, plays too large a role in determining what patients get cancer treatment, according to a new study from the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco.
$52,000 Patton Impersonator Raises Eyebrows
WASHINGTON — Training human resources personnel to recruit, train and retain medical professionals and other personnel is critical to VA’s mission, but has the agency gone overboard in spending on HR training conferences?
WASHINGTON — It should always be what the doctor orders.
That was the message that VA delivered to a House subcommittee concerned about procuring the best prosthetics for patients who need them.
WASHINGTON — With the signing of a new law, healthcare was made available to veterans and their families affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, NC, during a 30-year period.
WASHINGTON — How exactly does the VA plan to address its claims backlog problem with a wave of new veterans entering to the system? Can DoD and VA handle the needs of the influx of returning troops transitioning out of the military?
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