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Archive for December 2012
WASHINGTON - VA has updated its list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that can be used by Vietnam-era veterans to determine if they qualify for presumption of Agent Orange exposure. That enables the veterans to seek VA disability compensation for associated diseases.
SILVER SPRING, MD - Using genetic sequencing, military scientists have found new evidence that the first vaccine shown to prevent HIV infection in humans also has an effect on viruses in those already infected.
AMHERST, MA - Prior exposure to anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA) did not increase risk of disability separation from the Army or receipt of disability compensation from the VA, according to a consultant study.
FREDERICK, MD — Military researchers have moved a step closer to protecting humans against the deadly effects of Ebola virus.
RICHMOND, VA - Even though antibiotics may lead to an increase in international normalized ratio (INR) for older veterans on stable warfarin therapy, that may not result in clinically significant outcomes of bleeding or hospitalization, according to a new report.
TACOMA, WA - Sepsis, one of the leading causes of death in critical-care units, can progress rapidly, making early initiation of antibiotics critical.
RICHMOND, VA — The rate of serious infections is significantly increased for patients with decompensated cirrhosis who take proton pump inhibitors (PPI), according to a recent study.
WASHINGTON —In the past, healthcare systems typically waited until a drinker sought help for alcohol dependence before intervening. Now, a newer model encourages clinicians to engage with their patients about alcohol use before it becomes an out-of-control problem.
Researchers Investigate Ways to Jointly Treat PTSD, TBI Subhead: Two Conditions Often Co-Morbid in Returning Troops
BOSTON - PTSD and TBI are frequently co-morbid in veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan - so frequently that physicians are surprised when they find one without the other. And yet the two injuries are still mostly thought of as isolated conditions and are treated separately, even though symptoms of the two injuries are so interwoven they sometimes cannot be differentiated.
WASHINGTON—In his second term, President Obama and his administration must do more to stop the growth in the number of military and veteran suicides, a recent report contends.
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