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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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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.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON - After months of pressure from lawmakers and veteran advocacy groups, VA is reporting progress in reducing the disability claims backlog.
Weight Gain Often Occurs Soon After Discharge
WASHINGTON - For veterans, one of the riskiest times for weight gain is immediately following discharge. The transition from the active military lifestyle to a relatively sedentary one can be a struggle for former servicemembers who are trying to maintain healthy weight and physical fitness levels.
WASHINGTON - Extremity loss, traumatic brain injury and eye injury each have their own DoD center of excellence, but urotrauma has not received the same policy attention and care coordination as those other types of common injuries, a urologist told a subcommittee of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
HOUSTON - In recent years, DoD officials have admitted publicly that military sexual trauma (MST) is a serious problem among the services, one that’s more widespread than previously recognized.
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