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In the Journals

Improvement needed in CVD care for women veterans

March 1, 2019
Women veterans face an enhanced risk for CVD compared with their male counterparts and civilian women, according to a primer published in…
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Dual VA, Medicare enrollment linked to overlapping opioid, benzodiazepine prescriptions

October 9, 2018
Receiving prescription medications from both VA and Medicare Part D was associated with a 27% higher risk for overlapping opioid and benzodiazepine…
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Long-term outcomes key to cost-effectiveness of tisagenlecleucel for pediatric leukemia

October 3, 2018
Although tisagenlecleucel is a clinically important therapy in pediatric relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, additional…
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Risk does not dictate real-world surveillance frequency for bladder cancer

September 28, 2018
Patients with high-risk early-stage bladder cancer underwent surveillance about as frequently as low-risk patients, according a retrospective study…
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Lung cancer screening not being well utilized

January 30, 2017
Two new studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that there was a lack of uptake of lung cancer screening programs despite their…
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Mortality, hospitalizations increase following FDA-issued citalopram warning

July 1, 2016
Reduction of prescribed citalopram dosages to a new safety limit was associated with significantly higher rates of hospitalization and mortality in a…
Cover Story

Fighting the War on HCV Within the Veterans Health Administration System

HCV Next, June 2016
Hepatitis C virus challenges the Veterans Health Administration in much the same way it challenges others, but with the added burden of…
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Military sexual trauma increases risk for homelessness, particularly among men

April 20, 2016
Screening positively for military sexual trauma was independently associated with postdeployment homelessness, particularly among male veterans…
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Elderly veterans with chronic HCV at increased risk for cirrhosis, HCC

April 6, 2016
Elderly veterans with hepatitis C virus infection had a higher risk for developing cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma compared with younger…