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June 2009 Issue
WASHINGTON, D.C.—There is no wound that more boldly speaks to a person’s service in the military than the loss of a limb. While they still draw stares from the general public, men and women conﬁned to wheelchairs due to the loss of a leg, or with shirt sleeves pinned up to accommodate the loss of an arm, are not an uncommon sight in the halls of Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals and veterans halls.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate conﬁrmed Margaret Hamburg, MD, to lead the Food and Drug Administration last month. The unanimous conﬁrmation came as no surprise considering the ease of her conﬁrmation hearing and her backing by both Democrat and Republican Senate leaders.
WASHINGTON—While news of the spread of the H1N1 inﬂuenza virus has caused widespread concern around the world, medical leaders in the military health system are conﬁdent that years of pandemic planning will help it deal with H1N1 or any other ﬂu virus.
Washington—More support for the family caregivers of those injured in war is needed, a panel of wounded servicemembers and family members told Congress.
WASHINGTON—Yvette Roubideaux, MD, became the ﬁrst woman to lead the Indian Health Service when she was sworn in as the agency’s director on May 12.
No one who goes to the hospital expects to acquire a drug-resistant infection during his or her stay.
Washington—Another Department of Veterans Affairs facility has announced in April that it may have exposed patients to infection during the course of routine colonoscopies.
As joint initiatives develop between the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA), the methods by which information is shared and exchanged are a critical component.
A family-based prevention program designed to help adolescents avoid substance use and other risky behavior proved especially effective for a group of young teens with a genetic risk factor contributing toward such behavior, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Georgia.
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