Industry Steps Up to Improve Veterans’ Access to Care

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.

Among other common lies, we have the silent lie

“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.

Bayer’s Collaboration to Overcome Barriers to Treatment

Editor’s note: This information was provided by Bayer. The article was not verified or reported by U.S. Medicine.

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.

US WorldMeds Becomes Partner to Battle The Opioid Epidemic During the Pandemic

Editor’s note: This information was provided by US WorldMeds and was edited for consistency and clarity, but not reported or written by U.S. Medicine staff.

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.

AstraZeneca Joins Forces with Operation Warp Speed to Defeat COVID-19

Editor’s note: This information was provided by AstraZeneca and was edited for consistency and clarity by U.S. Medicine staff. The article was not verified or reported by U.S. Medicine, however.

Defeating COVID-19 has required an unparalleled cooperation between government and private industry across the globe.

AMSUS Sustaining Members Support Federal Health During the Pandemic

Editor’s note: This information was provided by AMSUS and was edited for consistency and clarity by U.S. Medicine staff. The article was not verified or reported by U.S. Medicine, however.
As the disruption of healthcare caused by the COVID-19 pandemic began to ripple across the country in March 2020,

GERD Linked to Faster COPD Disease Progression

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.