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Alleged Wrongdoing by Assault Prevention Personnel ‘Sickening’
WASHINGTON — Despite’s DoD greater emphasis on preventing sexual assault, the prevalence of unwanted sexual contact among active duty troops increased to about 26,000 cases in 2012 compared with an earlier estimate of 19,000, according to a recent report. Read More
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“There is nothing so annoying as a good example!!” — Mark Twain (1835-1910)
I recently returned from my fellowship program’s annual medical mission to Vietnam. These missions are a highlight of our academic year, as they provide unique opportunities to practice acute-pain medicine and regional anesthesia in challenging medical environments. The differences in medical practice between our two culturally and geographically separate nations are considerable.
The ability of our staff, fellows and residents to integrate themselves into these foreign medical systems and effectively teach Vietnamese staff and trainees simulates some of the stress encountered with medical operations during conflict in foreign countries. Read More
WASHINGTON — A House committee has voted to ban VA senior executives from receiving any bonuses for five years, citing claims backlogs and unresolved healthcare quality issues.
ANN ARBOR, MI — For nearly two years, the Food and Drug Administration has been issuing safety advisories about the risks of abnormal heart rhythms with higher doses of the antidepressant citalopram hydrobromide.
Tool Can Help Prevent Compassion Fatigue or ‘Secondary Traumatic Stress’
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCHORD, WA— One of the most insidious things about trauma is that its effects can spread far beyond the initial event.
SAN CARLOS, CA — A mobile health application that helps families manage their healthcare is the grand-prizewinner of the HHS Healthfinder.gov Mobile App Challenge.
Hypopituitarism May Cause Insomnia, Reduced Libido, Depression
SEATTLE — For the 30% of warriors with concussive injuries whose symptoms fail to resolve in a few months, recent research offers new hope.
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