MRSA Rates Are Falling

The incidence of infections is reported to be dropping in military venues as in civilian life generally. Continue reading

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GAO Acts in Contract Dispute

Agency upholds the Pentagon’s switch in providers handling work totaling $20.5 billion, from TriWest Healthcare to UnitedHealth. Continue reading

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House Panel Favors Burn Pit Registry

Those in the armed services who were exposed to smoke from open burn pits while deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan would be the subjects of a special database. Continue reading

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A Purple Heart for Soldiers with PTSD?

Those who have experienced the so-called invisible wounds of war, like psychological impairment, deserve recognition, some say. Continue reading

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Brain Injury? Give It Time to Heal

The results of a new study indicate that the symptoms emanating from brain trauma in combat are likely to be around for a long time. Continue reading

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Wanted: Better Care for PTSD

A ranking lawmaker wants Congress to help effect better services for behavioral-health issues under the Defense and VA umbrella. Continue reading

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VA and DoD Schedule Testing Center Openings for iEHR

Facilities in Virginia and Hawaii will be utilized as centers for the testing of components of the Defense-VA electronic health record system. Continue reading

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VA Aims at More Video Use in Mental-health Treatment

In a suicide-prevention effort, VA chief Shinsecki tells of a desire to respond more quickly to requests for mental-health care with video conferencing. Continue reading

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Defense Chief Announces Military-wide Review of Mental Health Records

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta calls for a recheck of files dating to 2001 affecting diagnoses touching on issues of mental health. Continue reading

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Facing Up to Autism’s Cost

As lawmakers seek to craft a defense authorization bill for 2013 that holds down costs, the growing need for autism therapy is being felt. Continue reading

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