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WASHINGTON, DC—Federal law should be updated to give the federal government more power to evaluate potentially harmful chemicals, administration officials told a Senate subcommittee.
BETHESDA, MD—It is not enough to conduct cutting-edge research and create innovative new treatments if those treatments are never utilized by health care systems, according to Dr Robert Heinssen, acting director of NIMH’s Division of Services and Intervention Research.
ARLINGTON, VA—Families of military medical personnel gathered last month under sunny skies at Arlington National Cemetery to pay tribute to the nearly 250 military medical servicemembers who have died in battle in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Every surgical patient at Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, underwent a chest X-ray. It is not my typical practice to review chest X-rays prior to beginning a regional anesthetic, but this was not my typical practice.
WASHINGTON, DC—Children of frequently-deployed soldiers may be handling deployments better than their parents think, a recent study found.
WASHINGTON, DC—The president is asking for over $4.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for the IHS. Overall, the budget request is 9% over the FY 2010 enacted level.
Cycle of Violence in Urban Environments Frequently a Result of Undiagnosed Emotional and Mental Trauma
BETHESDA, MD—It is relatively common knowledge among physicians that young black men living in urban environments are far more likely to be victims of violence than other groups. The cycle of violence that frequently erupts in their lives is often a result of undiagnosed emotional and mental trauma, and is a phenomenon that remains misunderstood.
WASHINGTON, DC—A decade-long VA study following patients being treated for hypertension at 15 VA medical centers across the US has proven that, with enough effort, a hospital can make dramatic improvements in controlling patients’ blood pressure.
WASHINGTON, DC—African Americans and Hispanics have more to fear from Alzheimer’s than their Caucasian counterparts, according to a new report released by the Alzheimer’s Association. The report places the likelihood of developing AD and other dementias at two times more likely than whites for African Americans and one and one-half times more likely for Hispanics.
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