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Archive for April 8th 2013
Survey Finds 'Information Overload'
HOUSTON - Almost a third of primary care providers missed test results received through VA's electronic health record (EHR) notification system, possibly because of "information overload," according to a survey conducted by researchers from the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston.
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BALTIMORE, MD - Part of the challenge for healthcare providers trying to prevent military suicide is the difficulty of identifying servicemembers at the highest risk. Now, a newly-published study from the Army National Guard provides some information on characteristics shared by soldiers who take their own lives.
WASHINGTON - Sustaining patient care functions in the Military Health System in the wake of sequestration "comes at a cost," Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson, MD, warned Congress.
WASHINGTON - Assurance that VA is on track to eliminate its backlog on reviewing disability claims is being meet with skepticism by lawmakers as well as military and veteran service organizations.
SAN DIEGO - Low levels of vitamin D are associated with a higher risk of developing "insulin-requiring" diabetes, according to a study of active-duty servicemembers.
ATLANTA - An intensive weight loss program involving dieting, counseling and physical activity offers the promise of diabetes remission, especially in patients who are recently-diagnosed, not on insulin and have lower hemoglobin A levels
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - A new study from the Roudebush VAMC in Indianapolis suggests survival rates are better when diabetes patients with multivessel coronary artery disease receive coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery as opposed to angioplasty, even when the most current drug-eluting stents (DES) are used.1
WASHINGTON - A new Army report suggests that doctors made changes to PTSD diagnoses during the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) process at similar rates to other behavioral health diagnoses, “suggesting that PTSD is not handled differently than other diagnoses.”
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