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William “Willie” Sutton (1901-1980) was an infamous bank robber who stole an estimated $2 million dollars during a 40-year crime career.
ANN ARBOR, MI - New research on short- and long-term cardiovascular risks from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could present significant challenges for the VA and the Military Health System.
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FALLS CHURCH, VA - After saving $22 million in Phase One, the Navy Pharmacy Financial Improvement Program has expanded from establishing target inventory levels to refining stock levels based on demand and availability - resulting in another $13.5 million in savings.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - Two new therapies, Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib), have been approved for patients with metastatic or unresectable melanoma, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing marketing of an HbA1c test specifically for diagnosing diabetes.
SAN FRANCISCO - The antibiotic Vibativ (telavancin) is now approved to treat patients with hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated bacterial pneumonia (HABP/VABP) caused by Staphylococcus aureus.
WASHINGTON - Gulf War illness may have two distinct forms, depending on which brain regions have atrophied. That could help explain why clinicians encounter veterans with different symptoms and complaints, according to new research.
PHILADELPHIA - About 20% of Parkinson's disease (PD) patients experience impulse control disorder symptoms, but, according to a new study, the disease itself is not the cause of excessive gambling, shopping or other impulsivity symptoms.
SEATTLE - Diet appears to have some influence on the levels of proteins and peptides related to development of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study led by researchers from the VA’s Puget Sound Healthcare System.
WASHINGTON - VHA facilities were recognized for their efforts to provide equal treatment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients in VHA facilities in a newly released annual report.
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