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That was the question raised by a new study finding that modest financial incentives paid to individual VA physicians resulted in a more than 8% improvement in either bringing patients’ blood pressure under control or providing an appropriate response to uncontrolled blood pressure. Read More
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“Fixing healthcare and fixing the economy are two sides of the same coin.” — Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)
As I ponder this editorial, the country is in the grip of its second day of government shutdown. I cannot help but be impressed with the prophetic insight of Sen. Wyden’s comment as I bear witness to the economic brinksmanship being played out by Congress upon the world stage over the fundamental issue of access to healthcare. The people’s business is presently on hold, all the more concerning because of the looming political fight over the nation’s debt ceiling, predicted to be reached by mid-October, which will have to be raised to avoid defaulting to creditors all over the world. Read More
ORLANDO, FL — Lisa Lang, who recently received the 2013 Secretary of Veterans Affairs' Award for Excellence in Nursing, clearly believes her career is “all in the family.”
SAN ANTONIO, TX - That soldiers come back from the battlefield bearing permanent reminders of their time there - scars they will live with for the rest of their lives - is taken as a heavy but inevitable cost of war.
Study Authors Call for More In-House Resources
BALTIMORE — Women are the fastest growing demographic among U.S. veterans, and the VA sometimes is challenged in keeping up with their needs.
WASHINGTON - With stricter oversight of government conference spending, medical and pharmacy components within DoD and VA are working to ensure providers are still getting their necessary continuing medical education
VA Seeks to Mitigate Dangers, Especially for Elderly
SAN DIEGO — For the more than one million veterans with diabetes, recent research raises new concerns about the risks of severe low blood glucose levels or hypoglycemia.
Migraine: Effective Treatment Strategies for the Federal Healthcare Clinician
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