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IOWA CITY, IA — The proportion of men who were prescribed pharmacotherapy within 90 days of diagnosis of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and related benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) at the VA increased from 32.2% in 2003-2004 to 44.8% in 2009-2010.
SAN FRANCISCO — Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) creates greater vulnerability to developing autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, according to University of California, San Francisco, researchers.
OMAHA, NE — A dose-dependent relationship exists between alcohol use and radiographic disease progression in rheumatoid arthritis, according to a study led by researchers from the Omaha, NE, VAMC and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
OMAHA, NE — Less-expensive combination disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) produced the same clinical benefits as much costlier biological treatment, according to a large VA study comparing the effectiveness of drug therapies for rheumatoid arthritis.
U-2 Cabins Modified to Mitigate Health Risks
SAN ANTONIO — High-flying U-2 pilots may be paying a neurological price for their service.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN — What if it were possible to identify veterans at risk for suicide through a simple blood test?
PITTSBURGH — In the wake of emotional testimony given by family members seeking accountability for patient fatalities at VAMCs, lawmakers sharply questioned VHA officials about performance bonuses for leaders in the facilities where the deaths occurred.
LEBANON, PA — Scott T. Shreve, DO, National Director, VA Hospice and Palliative Care, takes providing high quality end-of-life care for veterans personally.
DENVER — Are increased wait times at the VA for colorectal cancer procedures because patients are receiving more appropriate care, or are they simply dangerous delays that could be deadly for some patients?
ATLANTA — The management breakdowns blamed by the VA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the deaths of three mental health patients at the Atlanta VAMC are being resolved, agency leadership testified at a Senate Veteran’s Affairs Committee field hearing in Atlanta.
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