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BALTIMORE - Veterans with multiple sclerosis soon might find that having fun helps retain or improve mobility.
ATLANTA - Can lifestyle changes be achieved in a large-scale healthcare setting, with patients maintaining improvement over several years? An Emory University study of VA’s Managing Obesity and Overweight Veterans Everywhere! (MOVE!) program suggests that they can.
ST. LOUIS - In an effort to meet the healthcare needs of a traditionally underserved veteran population, VA is launching 500 initiatives to promote a welcoming and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) veterans.
SILVER SPRING, MD - While no cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) have occurred in the United States or among U.S. servicemembers, DoD is taking no chances on missing any cases - and can take credit for identifying the earliest known patients.
BETHESDA, MD - After years of red tape, the military finally has received approval to proceed with the human-use protocol for Arbekacin, an antibiotic shown in laboratory tests to be effective against multi-drug resistant (MDR) pathogens such as Acinetobacter, nicknamed Iraqibacter due to its prevalence during the war in Iraq.
WASHINGTON - VA’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses has been at the center of a controversy over its role, governance and makeup.
Legislation Seeks Fines for Failure to Comply
WASHINGTON - As Congress considers legislation to require VA medical facilities to follow reportable infectious disease laws in the state or territory where they are located, VHA has issued a new mandate for that to be done immediately.
TAMPA, FL - Because U-500 concentrated regular insulin is five times more concentrated (500 units/1 mL) than the more commonly prescribed U-100 insulin (100 units/1 mL), fewer injections are required, which may result in improved adherence and patient satisfaction.
HOUSTON - To improve specialty care accessibility, the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC (MEDVAMC) in Houston began the Diabetes Mellitis Electronic Consultation Service (DMECS) to provide specialty recommendations about diabetes care to primary care physicians (PCPs).
ATLANTA - Poor diabetes control with HbA1c levels exceeding 9% is a common problem, even at the VA where 20% of all patients with diabetes fall into that category despite established care.
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