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This Resource Center compiles the latest news and information about medical care provided to active duty US military personnel and veterans, as well as related topics in health care.

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VA Finds Success with Various Hepatitis C Regimens for Veterans
The US Department of Veteran Affairs is finding success with modern DAAs.
Should the VA let nurse-anesthetists practice without direct physician supervision?
Responding to problems with long delays in getting care at Veterans Affairs facilities, the agency announced today it would expand the duties of some advanced practice nurses, but not of nurse-anesthetists. The American Medical Association was quick to respond.
Patients who discontinued long-term treatment with omalizumab (Xolair/Genentech and Novartis) were more likely to experience an episode of severe asthma exacerbation during a one-year monitoring period than those who continued the treatment, in a recent study to determine whether therapeutic effect persists after discontinuation.
Depression is associated with cardiac risk factors in HIV-positive people. But does depression make these HIV patients more likely to die?
As more men and women who served their country come home their skills can be put to good use in the medical community. Finding those veterans and reservists and getting them the training they need can make all the difference in their life out of uniform.
While medics and corpsmen in the military do similar jobs to what nurses do in civilian practice, those skills do not translate into certification when they leave the service.
When veterans, including medics and corpsmen come back from serving overseas their medical skills do not automatically translate into certification. Colleges and Universities are developing programs to help them and also reservists earn their bachelor of science in nursing degrees.
Novel oral anticoagulants have made treatment of many patients considerably easier over the past few years. Finding ways to apply that to veterans can help a patient population deserving of high quality health care.

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