While veterans with locoregional non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) might find adjuvant chemotherapy beneficial, the risks might outweigh the benefit for some of them.
The VHA appears to fall short in providing equitable access to pre-operative care, which is associated with worse short- and long-term outcomes in clinical stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a recent report.
The VA’s Frailty Index (VA-FI) was created to identify patients at high risk of unfavorable outcomes. A new study sought to determine how it works with older patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
Multimodal imaging is crucial for the diagnosis and care of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), according to new guidelines from the American Society of Echocardiography.
New treatment guidelines endorsed highly effective hypertrophic cardiomyopathy management strategies, saying those have altered clinical course and substantially lowered mortality and morbidity rates.
The typical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy patient appears to have changed somewhat, according to a new study, which points out that “clinicians are encountering a phenotype of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy evolving from the disease recognized several years ago.”
Prompt access to specialized care is critical to limiting the damage caused by a stroke. Since 2018, the VHA National Telestroke Program (NTSP) has made speedy, expert stroke care available to patients even at rural facilities with limited staffing using technology.
Nine new rare respiratory cancers are now on the VA’s list of presumed service-connected disabilities for certain veterans exposed to fine particulate matter during military service.
Concerns raised by VA clinicians have played a central role in discussions of rebound cases of COVID-19 after treatment with the antiviral combination marketed as Paxlovid.
Researchers with the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health appear to have solved one of the most perplexing mysteries in medicine: What causes multiple sclerosis (MS)?
While about one-fourth of blood cancer patients failed to produce detectable antibodies after COVID-19 vaccination, those with multiple myeloma fared better than most.
African Americans have an increased incidence of multiple myeloma (MM) but do not appear to be at a disadvantage in terms of overall survival, however.
How do hormones affect sexual function recovery after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT), which is the standard of care for younger patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.
The VHA acted quickly to convert its MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans to virtual care using telehealth when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020.
One size doesn’t fit all, even when it comes to deciding which Type 2 diabetes patients would derive cardiovascular benefit from intensive glycemic control.
VA recently launched its new electronic healthcare record system in a third region, despite evidence of problems with previous deployments and strong objections from legislators and oversight groups.
From the earliest days of the pandemic, it was evident that people with certain medical conditions faced an increased risk of severe COVID-19. As the pandemic progressed, research began to identify certain variants in specific human genes that are associated with more severe infection with SARS-C0V-2.
When Pam and I picked up the RV we now live in (hanging out in Tampa, Florida, at the moment), we needed to purchase some ‘must-haves’ for full time motorhome living. While I was perusing the sewer hose aisle (how glamorous my retirement life is), Pam had fallen into a conversation with a fellow female RVer about the insanity we had just committed with the sale of our home, cars, and everything we own to live full time in a 31-foot Winnebago.