In less than a decade, the number of veterans receiving care at community health centers rose 43%, in part reflecting increased access to local providers through the Veterans Choice program, according to researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at George Washington University.
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The VA has granted full practice authority to three roles of advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) to practice to the full extent of their education, training and certification, regardless of state restrictions.
David J. Shulkin, MD, who currently serves as under secretary for health and heads VHA, has been picked by the incoming Trump Administration as new VA Secretary.
Questions abounded last month about what changes were in store for VA healthcare with the election of President-elect Donald Trump and both the House and Senate maintaining their Republican majority.
With the clock ticking on the Obama administration, VA Secretary Robert McDonald implored lawmakers last month to pass “key pieces of legislation” before the end of the congressional session.
At the beginning of this month, the TRICARE retail pharmacy network changed to Walgreens from CVS as a result of a new contract with Express Scripts, TRICARE’s pharmacy contractor. The new network has more than 58,000 locations nationwide.
Between 2001 and 2010, survival rates for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) doubled among veterans.
Veterans who misuse opioid painkillers have a very high risk of also beginning to use heroin, according to a new study.
Recent clinical studies have suggested that the common diabetes drug metformin holds promise in improving colorectal cancer survival, but the small number of patients and inconsistencies related to diabetic severity have limited the significance of that research.
Military veterans at the Nevada test site (NTS) during the SMOKY atmospheric nuclear weapons test in 1957 were reported to be at increased risk for leukemia in 1979, but this increase was not evaluated with respect to radiation dose.
A major realignment of VISN boundaries has been occurring with “little monitoring” from VHA’s central office, according to a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.
Is problem drinking among young military servicemembers a life sentence for ill health?
Military trainees are at high risk for skin and soft-tissue infections (SSTIs) but, while Staphylococcus aureus is associated with purulent SSTI, it is unclear to what degree this pathogen causes nonpurulent cellulitis.
Participation in smoking cessation programs depends on striking while the iron is … warm.
For years, multiple veterans’ groups have contended that burn-pit exposure in Iraq and Afghanistan increased the risk of long-term health problems.
Within individual patients, blood pressure (BP) fluctuates dynamically over time, and previous clinical studies have suggested an adverse link between greater visit-to-visit variability in systolic blood pressure (SBP) and various outcomes, according to a new study.
It’s a story VA primary care providers often hear from patients who need to lose weight: Even though they were constantly pressured to maintain a healthy weight and level of fitness while on active military service, veterans never learned much about healthy diets.