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Obesity Is on the Rise in Veterans, Especially VHA Patients

Obesity is increasing among veterans, and the implications are potentially dire because the condition is associated with a range of serious health conditions, according to new research.

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Military Recruits from Some Southern States Have Lower Fitness, More Injuries

Military readiness and national security are threatened by high rates of obesity in some areas, with U.S. Army recruits from specific states having lower fitness and higher rates of injuries, according to a new study.

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Hepatitis C Declines Among Active Military; Highest Rates for Baby Boomers

New cases of acute and chronic hepatitis C (HCV) have dropped sharply among U.S. servicemembers since 2008, bucking the nationwide trend.

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Colonoscopy Linked to Lower CRC Mortality in Veterans

Colonoscopy is heavily promoted in the VA healthcare system, and a new study sought to document its effect on colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality rates.

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Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in Rectal Cancer

The standard of care for locoregionally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) in the United States usually involves adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) following chemoradiation (CRT) and total mesorectal excision (TME).

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