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Carlos Bechara, MD, a staff vascular surgeon at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) says his recent development of a new endovascular technique that offers an attractive alternative to the more traditional approach with minimal complications was something he felt he “owed” to his patients.
Low serum vitamin D levels in the months preceding diagnosis may predict a high risk of premenopausal breast cancer, according to a prospective study led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
Longer is better when it comes to adjuvant treatment with tamoxifen for women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer
Blast injury might be a factor in the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by servicemembers in combat, even if mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) is never diagnosed.
Last year, VA provided outstanding care to six million Veterans. In the next five years — as America turns the page on a decade of war — it's expected that more than 1 million active-duty personnel will join the ranks of America’s 22 million veterans. It’s imperative that VA ensures America’s veterans, including those returning home from missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, have access to the high quality healthcare they’ve earned and deserve.
WASHINGTON — When it comes to hospital stays, longer is not necessarily better in reducing 30-day readmission rates. That’s according to a review of records for the more than 4 million patients hospitalized at 129 acute care VA hospitals from 1997 to 2010.
WASHINGTON--With strong evidence that a combination of exercise and cholesterol-lowering drugs creates a potent weapon against deaths from heart disease, VA researchers are grappling with a related issue: What is the correct amount of each?
WASHINGTON — Then-Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki asked for a plan to speed up integration of electronic health records late last year.
HOUSTON — As researchers delve deeper into the pathophysiology of PTSD, the complex interplay among the disease’s symptoms becomes more transparent, opening the possibility of new treatments.
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