In the chaotic days when the COVID-19 pandemic first began to affect the United States, healthcare professionals were barraged with questions about certain blood pressure medications and whether they increased infection risk for patients using them.
In a year of grim news, an extraordinary public-private partnership cheered an anxious nation—and the world—with the record-breaking development of multiple vaccines for a deadly virus first detected barely 12 months earlier.
The central focus of the VA over the past five years has been improving veteran access to care.The central focus of the VA over the past five years has been improving veteran access to care. Whether that means enabling veterans to receive care through community programs, expanding telehealth services to reach veterans in rural areas or moving care delivery to more convenient outpatient centers, the department has taken steps with community and industry partners to make it as easy as possible for veterans to receive the care they need when and where they want it.
The VA has long recognized the creativity and problem-solving power that comes from combining a diversity of perspectives with deep expertise.
The VA’s elimination of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infections in veterans ranks as one of the great public health success stories of the past decade.
Like many of his fellow physical therapists, Craig Rudikoff, PT, DPT, came to his profession through simple familiarity.
“Among other common lies, we have the silent lie — The deception which one conveys by simply keeping still and concealing the truth. Many obstinate truth-mongers indulge in this dissipation, imagining that if they speak no lie, they lie not at all.” —Mark Twain (1835-1910)
In “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu reminds us that “all warfare is based on deception.” As an ROTC cadet at Catawba College in North Carolina, my military instructors often provided examples of how commanders utilized deception to gain an advantage over the enemy. In fact, “here’s to the confusion of our enemies” is a toast often heard at military celebrations.
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Our military members are a valuable asset to the security of the nation. For putting their lives on the line, they deserve access to the best medical care
available—both while in service and after they leave the military. But sometimes barriers to treatment can prevent them from accessing the care they need.
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While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on life in the U.S., closures, staff shortages, and stay-at-home orders have greatly impacted those needing to access the healthcare system for non-COVID reasons.
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Defeating COVID-19 has required an unparalleled cooperation between government and private industry across the globe.
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As the disruption of healthcare caused by the COVID-19 pandemic began to ripple across the country in March 2020,
VA was initially left out of strategic decisions made by the U.S. Coronavirus Task Force, the group ostensibly coordinating the nation’s response to the pandemic, the agency revealed in a recent report.
President Donald Trump’s order banning transgender people from serving in the military has harmed the military’s reputation, weakened unit cohesion, promoted harassment and forced transgender personnel to choose between their well-being and their career, according to a new report.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common comorbidity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is linked to increased risk of acute exacerbations, hospitalization, emergency room visits, costs and quality-of-life impairment.
Prognostication, resource utilization and treatment all could be improve by Identifying independent risk factors for adverse outcomes in patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a new study.
Tobacco use can have a detrimental effect on postoperative outcomes, which is why patients are urged to quit smoking as long as possible before surgery.
For more than a decade, the VA has pushed evidence-based psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder, and treatments nationally have slowly and steadily increased.
As the pandemic numbers rose last spring, the VA discovered what hospital systems across the country were learning—that the usual supply chains for personal protective equipment (PPE) could not handle the demand, and the gray market was rife with price-gouging and low-quality products.