Late Breaking News
Washington DC—Navy Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (HM1) Erin Lawlor tried leaving active-duty service for a while but re-enlisted, missing the “esprit de corps” her Naval career gave her. Now, she has earned multiple honors as Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) at Branch Health Clinic, Naval Base San Diego, where she cares for patients and serves as the leading petty officer at the clinic.
“I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” – John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)
As scenes of devastation from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 continue to play on the world’s media outlets, the precarious reality of man’s existence on this planet, in the face of natural forces, is all too obvious.
Military victims of sexual assault have new options for getting support. They can just “click, call or text” victim support services 24-hours a day, seven days a week, according to DoD.
Army Brings Behavioral Health Programs Into Schools to Better Reach Children Struggling With Parental Deployment
Washington - More than 700,000 children have had one or more parent deployed to the Iraq or Afghanistan theaters of operation, and recent studies indicate that those children suffer significant rates of behavioral and stress disorders, according to a recent White House report.
DoD Officials Say Retiree TRICARE Fee Increase Essential, Despite Some Strong Objections from Congress
Washington - The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Personnel Subcommittee told DoD leaders that he had “strong reservations” about the Obama Administration’s proposed plan to raise TRICARE health-care fees for working-age retirees.
Washington - Genomics may be the field where big health innovations will occur in the future, but translating current genomic knowledge into better patient care is a challenge that physicians are struggling with today.
Washington - Severe traumatic brain injusry (TBI) may be a complex medical condition with serious long-term consequences, but the latest recommendations are for a relatively simple change in diet to improve morbidity and mortality.
Researchers Warn: Use of Last-Resort Antibiotics on Rise at VA, Could Lead to More Hospital-Acquired Resistant Infections
Use of carbapenems, a powerful class of antibiotic sometimes referred to as “last-resort” antibiotics has risen significantly over the last five years, according to a large study of VA hospitals.
Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the first draft of the human genome, which was officially completed in 2003 with the mapping of 3.1 billion base pairs.
Study: Much of Sleep Disruption in Returning Troops May Be Normal Reaction to Combat Stress, Not PTSD, Other Conditions
Washington - A normal reaction to combat stress may explain many of the sleep disturbances experienced by troops, not PTSD, TBI, major depression or other psychiatric disorders, according to new research.
Most Popular Stories
- Many Healthcare Providers Lose VA Retention Bonuses
- Federal Medicine Organizational Meetings — Tarred with the Same Brush?
- Despite Formulary, High-Cost Diabetes Drug Use Varies Widely Across VA Facilities
- Report Says Administration Faces Hard Choices For Veterans Programs
- Physician Overcomes TBI to Return to Active-Duty Medicine
Join Our E-Mail List