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July 17, 2009

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July 17, 2009

Don’t Forget Leishmaniasis When Servicemembers Have Mysterious Symptoms

Military physicians stumped by a diagnosis might want to consider leishmaniasis in personnel returning from Iraq or Afghanistan, according to a new report.

February 14, 2017

VA Wait Times Scandal Forced Shinseki Resignation

By Sandra Basu WASHINGTON – VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson temporarily took the helm of the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs last month after reports of widespread misconduct by VA medical facilities upended the... View Article

June 6, 2014

Army Turns to NCOs to Combat Obesity, Related Issues, in Soldiers

While the vast majority of soldiers maintain healthy weights, bad habits developed during deployment and on military bases follow them after retiring from the Army. In fact, more than 70% of veterans end up overweight.... View Article

May 21, 2014

We make a living by what we get – We make a life by what we give

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill 1874-1965 Editor-in-Chief, Chester ‘Trip’ Buckenmaier III, MD, COL, MC, USA I believe it is healthy and proper... View Article

January 15, 2013

VA Dietitian Appeals to Employees’ Stomachs to Improve Their Health Status

By Steve Lewis MILWAUKEE — Kayleen M. Wichlinski, RD, CD, is trying to improve the health of the hearts and minds of VA employees — through their stomachs. “I knew that going into the military... View Article

June 7, 2012

With Increase in Bipolar Patients the VA Tackles Medication Side Effect Issues

By Steve Lewis BOSTON–Headlines may focus on mental-health issues such as schizophrenia, often related to veteran homelessness or even violent behavior, but bipolar disorder actually is increasing far faster at the VA and can be... View Article

May 15, 2012

Who Is More Likely to Develop PTSD? Women Have More Sexual Trauma; Men Have Greater Combat Exposure

Paula P. Schnurr, Ph.D. The ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are enabling researchers to learn more about a question that has plagued them for decades: Is there a difference between men and women who... View Article

July 14, 2011

The Measure of a Man

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.—Martin Luther King Jr, 1929–1968 Editor-in-Chief, Chester ‘Trip’ Buckenmaier... View Article

January 22, 2011

Government Hoping for H1N1 Vaccine for Initial Distribution by Mid-October

BETHESDA, MD—Federal officials are gearing up for a possible H1N1 vaccination campaign this fall, said top Administration leaders at a federal government flu summit held last month. “At the risk of understatement, we need your... View Article

August 18, 2009

The Estimate of H1N1 Infections Is Likely the “Tip of the Iceberg”

WASHINGTON—The Indian Health Service is making sure that its health facilities are ready to deal with a possible widespread outbreak of H1N1 in the fall. “We are not letting our guard down now. I see... View Article

July 26, 2009

Feds Investigate 11 Unexplained Deaths at West Virginia VAMC

CLARKSBURG, WV – Law enforcement officials announced recently that a criminal investigation has been launched to look into the unexplained deaths of as many as 11 patients at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center... View Article

September 13, 2019

“13. The delivery of good medical care is to do as much nothing as possible.” “Laws of the House of God,” —Samuel Shem

I have been a part of U.S. Medicine and this column for several years now. I am occasionally asked where my ideas come from for the editorials I produce. Many ideas, of course, are pulled... View Article

August 12, 2019
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Low to No Alcohol Use Optimizes Health Outcomes in HIV Patients

SEATTLE—For years, physicians have encouraged patients diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus to minimize or avoid drinking alcohol. But how much does it really matter? “Controlled alcohol use over time, especially nonuse or very low-level use,... View Article

July 22, 2019

Medication-Assisted Therapy Provided to Few Veterans with Opioid Use Disorders

Medication-assisted therapy has been underused at the VA, especially for patients with opioid use disorders, according to recent research. That is likely to change, however, with powerful support for expansion of those programs and more... View Article

May 24, 2019