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Archive for July 2011
WASHINGTON — With more than half of all pregnancies unintended among female troops, the explosive issue of abortions is again being reviewed by Congress. In the latest salvo in that ongoing battle, New York’s Rep. Louise Slaughter and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, are proposing legislation to allow female troops to get an abortion at military hospitals at their own expense or have abortion covered in cases of rape or incest. Please read this article and participate in this month's online opinion poll about whether female servicemembers should be allowed to get abortions at military hospitals at their own expense.
New Study Seeks to Quantify Association Between Contaminated Water at Camp Lejeune, Health Effects Cont.
WASHINGTON — When Mike Partain got the news from his doctor in 2007 that he had male breast cancer, he was shocked. There was no history of breast cancer in his family and certainly not among men.
Wait Times Heading in Wrong Direction in New Integrated Disability System; VA Blames ‘Transition Difficulties’ Cont.
Wait Times Heading in Wrong Direction in New Integrated Disability System; VA Blames ‘Transition Difficulties’
WASHINGTON — “Seamless transition” has become a buzzword for change within VA and DoD, referring to the handing over of servicemembers into VA care without an interruption in care. One of the most frustrating barriers to that goal has been the system by which servicemembers are evaluated for disability and veterans benefits.
PTSD Independent Risk Factor for Heart Disease, Doubles Veterans’ Risk of Dying from Any Cause Cont.
PTSD more than doubles a veteran’s risk of death from any cause and is an independent risk factor for heart disease, according to VA researchers.
BETHESDA, MD — As technology advances and the ability of researchers to collect and compute larger and larger amounts of data increases, the face of epidemiology is slowly but surely changing.
WASHINGTON — Imagine that future soldiers could one day wear a nano patch as part of an advanced battlesuit that would relay their vital signals and administer medicine if they were injured in battle. Or, that remotely controlled unmanned vehicles could assist in medication delivery or evacuating casualties from the battlefield.
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