SALT LAKE CITY — Severe illness caused by the bacteria Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is now the most common hospital-acquired infection in the United States. A new VA-led study suggests, however, that it is not always being treated appropriately.
SAN DIEGO — Many veterans drift for years with out-of-control diabetes, despite regular visits with their primary care physician and prescriptions for anti-glycemic agents.
SAN FRANCISCO — The relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and elevated risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality has been well documented in recent years. How PTSD specifically affects heart health, however, has been less clear.
SAN FRANCISCO—Despite evidence that cardiac rehabilitation reduces morbidity and mortality, few patients with heart failure undertake it, including veterans who often have difficulty accessing center-based programs.
WEST HAVEN, CT—Gambling disorder and its comorbid diagnoses are observed at higher rates in military veterans than in the general population, but a significant research gap exists regarding the relationships of veterans’ life and service experiences to problematic gambling, according to a new study.
DURHAM, NC — Many servicemembers and veterans seeking treatment for alcohol problems have experienced the life-threatening stress of combat, many have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and many servicemembers and veterans seeking treatment for PTSD also have alcohol or other substance problems.
LA JOLLA, CA— Problem drinking that predates enlistment into military service might be a contributor to the overall burden of alcohol misuse and mental disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces, but evidence remains somewhat limited.
After the release of the SPRINT research in 2015, the question about treating hypertension in older adults appeared to be, “How low can you go?”
Diagnosing multiple sclerosis in its early stages can be difficult in the best of circumstances.
After several years of development and testing, the VA’s Multiple Sclerosis Surveillance Registry (MSSR) is ready for rollout — and that means veterans are likely to receive more consistent and better coordinated care.
Recent improvements in battlefield medical care have allowed more servicemembers to survive devastating injuries.
Veterans living in rural areas face a lot of challenges, the most common of which is having to travel long distances to access VA medical care.
New veteran research is being touted as a way to better target lung-cancer prevention measures to high-risk groups.
Meeting criteria for an epilepsy diagnosis significantly raises the risk of death among veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new study has revealed.
For many veterans, the onset of epilepsy is terrifying, and a confirmed diagnosis does little to provide relief.
Obesity and related health issues remain a significant concern for U.S. servicemembers and veterans, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity.
With Type 2 diabetes increasingly common in HIV-infected individuals, are standard oral diabetes medications as effective in that population?
Cardiovascular risk is increased in patients with Type 2 diabetes, at least partly because of hypertriglyceridemia and low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Military physicians stumped by a diagnosis might want to consider leishmaniasis in personnel returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, according to a new report.