Citations with the tag: VETERANS -- Health
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- BUSINESS CALENDAR.
// Business Journal (Central New York); 9/21/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 38, p8
A calendar of events for the New York City area in September 2012 is presented which includes a conference titled "Growing Global Sales: Balancing Opportunities & Risks," a seminar on "Developing Your Leadership Skills & Working in a Team Environment," and a seminar series on Veterans titled as...
- Health and exposures of United Kingdom Gulf war veterans. Part II: The relation of health to exposure.
Cherry, N.; Creed, F.; Silman, A.; Dunn, G.; Baxter, D.; Smedley, J.; Taylor, S.; Macfarlane, G.J. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine; May2001, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p299
Part II. Assesses the self-reported pesticide exposures and health status of Gulf war veterans in Great Britain. Relation of exposure with pain and suggestive peripheral neuropathy; Association of inoculations with skin and musculoskeletal complaints; Consideration on the number of days...
- SELF-REPORTED CHANGES IN SUBJECTIVE HEALTH AND ANTHRAX VACCINATING AS REPORTED BY OVER 900 PERSIAN GULF WAR ERA VETERANS.
Schumm, Walter R.; Reppert, Earl J.; Jurich, Anthony P.; Bollman, Stephan R.; Webb, Farrell J.; Castelo, Carlos S.; Stever, James C. // Psychological Reports; Apr2002, Vol. 90 Issue 2, p639
Investigates the effects of anthrax vaccinations on the health of Gulf War veterans. Comparison between the reaction of female and male veterans on the administration of anthrax vaccine; Association of the decline in long-term subjective health with the receipt of anthrax vaccine; Correlation...
- Serving Veterans via Skype & FaceTime.
Schumm, Walter R.; Reppert, Earl J.; Jurich, Anthony P.; Bollman, Stephan R.; Webb, Farrell J.; Castelo, Carlos S.; Stever, James C. // Bench & Bar of Minnesota; May-Jun2012, Vol. 69 Issue 5, p16
The article presents information on Mayo Clinic, a not-for-profit medical practice and medical research group, which provides health services to veterans in Minnesota through various websites such as Skype and FaceTime.
- VHA to offer its members committed buying program.
Scott, Lisa // Modern Healthcare; 9/18/95, Vol. 25 Issue 38, p16
Reports on US Veteran Health Administration's plan to offer a committed buying program. Program's ability to cut participants' costs for designated supplies; Return for greater purchases under certain contracts; Features and operations of Opportunity VHA program; Suppliers and product areas.
- Veterans benefit seminar planned March 31.
Scott, Lisa // Graham Leader; 3/7/2012, Vol. 136 Issue 59, p8A
The article offers information on the Veterans Benefits and Health Care Seminar to be held in March 31, 2012 at McCree Hall of First United Methodist Church, Graham, Texas.
- News update.
Scott, Lisa // Materials Management in Health Care; Sep97, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p4
Reports that the United States Veterans Health Administration has redesigned its medical-surgical distribution program. Option of cost-plus arrangements or an activity-based cost option for individual distribution contracts; Activity-based costing.
- Bill protects Veterans Health Administration from staff cuts.
Flynn, Gillian; Keller, Donald R. // Personnel Journal; Jul94, Vol. 73 Issue 7, p94
Reports on the approval by the House of Representatives of the bill that would exempt the Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration from governmentwide staff reductions.
- Kizer turning VA into a health care force to be reckoned with.
Cassil, Alwyn // AHA News; 11/25/96, Vol. 32 Issue 47, p3
Highlights the restructuring of the US Veterans Health Administration, according to US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) undersecretary for health Kenneth W. Kizer. Elimination of positions; Closure of hospital beds; Reduction of inpatient admissions; Kizer's future plans for the VA's health...
- Research clearinghouse.
Moore Jr., J. Duncan // Modern Healthcare; 08/24/98, Vol. 28 Issue 34, p4
Details the plan of the United States Veterans Administration (VA) Information Resources Center to set up shop on campus of the Edward Hines Jr. AV Hospital. Remarks of the co-director of the center; Task of the center; Background of the database to be put up for the center; Categories of the...
- PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE AND THE LONG-TERM SUBJECTIVE HEALTH STATUS OF A SAMPLE OF OVER 700 MALE RESERVE COMPONENT GULF WAR ERA VETERANS.
Schumm, Walter R.; Reppert, Earl J.; Jurich, Anthony P.; Bollman, Stephan R.; Webb, Farrell J.; Castelo, Carlos S.; Stever, James C.; Kaufman, Mark; Liang-Yu Deng; Krehbiel, Michelle; Owens, Barbara L.; Hall, Carolyn A.; Brown, Beverlyn F. Cay; Lash, Jeanne F.; Fink, Carol J.; Crow, Janet R.; Bonjour, Gabriele N. // Psychological Reports; Jun2002 Part 1, Vol. 90 Issue 3, p707
Investigates the consumption of pyridostigmine bromide pills among Reserve Component male veterans during the Gulf War. Decline of subjective health status after the war; Reactions to vaccines and other medications; Association between higher military rank and better health.
- Bone Scans Overused for Staging PCa.
Schumm, Walter R.; Reppert, Earl J.; Jurich, Anthony P.; Bollman, Stephan R.; Webb, Farrell J.; Castelo, Carlos S.; Stever, James C.; Kaufman, Mark; Liang-Yu Deng; Krehbiel, Michelle; Owens, Barbara L.; Hall, Carolyn A.; Brown, Beverlyn F. Cay; Lash, Jeanne F.; Fink, Carol J.; Crow, Janet R.; Bonjour, Gabriele N. // Renal & Urology News; Jun2011, Vol. 10 Issue 6, p20
The article reports on the study regarding bone scan overuse among Veterans Affair (VA) patients with prostate cancer (Pca) which can lead to patients anxiety and economic waste for VA system.
- NONPROFIT PROFILE.
Schweizer, Andrew // San Diego Business Journal; 4/5/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 14, p15
The article profiles Veterans Medical Research Foundation, a private, nonprofit research foundation in San Diego, California.
Schweizer, Andrew // Westchester County Business Journal; 11/26/2012, Vol. 48 Issue 48, p31
The article focuses on the participation of Orange Regional Medical Center in the web-based initiative, Vet Connect, that aims to raise awareness on employment and health needs of veterans in Hudson Valley, New York.
- New challenges facing ill health in Gulf war veterans.
Ismail, K. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine; May2001, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p289
Editorial. Investigates the ill health problems faced by Gulf war veterans in Great Britain. Increase of hospital admissions and death rates; Detection of suggestive mental health conditions; Influence of pesticides in the incidence of peripheral neuropathy.
- Health and exposures of United Kingdom Gulf war veterans. Part I: The pattern and extent of ill health.
Cherry, N.; Creed, F.; Silman, A.; Dunn, G.; Baxter, D.; Smedley, J.; Taylor, S.; Macfarlane, G.J. // Occupational & Environmental Medicine; May2001, Vol. 58 Issue 5, p291
Part I. Assesses the health status of Gulf war veterans in Great Britain. Incidence of pain and toxic neuropathy; Symptoms of suggestive peripheral neuropathy; Indication of multiple chemical sensitivity.
- Gulf War Syndrome Is Physical Brain Damage, Not Psychological.
GILL, KATHY // Moderate Voice; 9/16/2011, p3
The article reports that the Gulf War Syndrome is not a psychological damage, but a physical brain damage according to a study published in the journal "Radiology," in which some ill Gulf War veterans are observed with abnormal hippocampal blood flow in their brains.
- THE HEALTH STATUS OF AGING WOMEN VETERANS: RESULTS FROM THE VA WOMEN'S HEALTH PROJECT.
Skinner, Katherine M. // Gerontologist; Oct1996 Supplement, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p268
Women have served in every war and military conflict of this century, yet little is known about the impact of military duty on their subsequent health status, functioning, or well-being. To provide such information, this symposium presents preliminary findings of The VA Women's Health Project, a...
- Knowing Is Half the Battle.
Jannot, Mark // Popular Science; Sep2008, Vol. 273 Issue 3, p6
The article discusses a report published within the issue by Eric Hagerman on memory loss and cognition of Iraq war veterans.
- Demographic characteristics of veterans who received wheelchairs and scooters from Veterans Health Administration.
Hubbard, Sandra L.; Fitzgerald, Shirley G.; Reker, Dean M.; Boninger, Michael L.; Cooper, Rory A.; Kazis, Lewis E. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development; Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p831
Little is known about the reasoning process clinicians use when prescribing wheeled mobility equipment (WME) or about the outcomes of this process, i.e., how many devices are prescribed, to whom, how often, and at what cost. This study characterized veterans who received WME from the Veterans...
- Risk factors associated with mortality in veteran population following transtibial or transfemoral amputation.
Bates, Barbara; Stineman, Margaret G.; Reker, Dean M.; Kurichi, Jibby E.; Kwong, Pui L. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development; Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p917
This study explored medical conditions associated with mortality among veterans following transfemoral amputation, transtibial amputation, or hip disarticulation. We applied logistic regression models to identify clinical factors associated with mortality postoperatively. The participants...
- Productivity of Veterans Health Administration Laboratories.
Valenstein, Paul N.; Wang, Edward; O'Donohue, Tom // Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Dec2003, Vol. 127 Issue 12, p1557
Context.--The Veterans Health Administration (VA) operates the largest integrated laboratory network in the United States. Objective.--To assess whether the unique characteristics of VA laboratories impact efficiency of operations, we compared the productivity of VA and non-VA facilities....
- Healthy Accomplishements.
Valenstein, Paul N.; Wang, Edward; O'Donohue, Tom // Government Executive; Feb99, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p66
Describes the transformation of the United States Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration under the leadership of Kenneth W. Kizer. Background information of the agency; Services the agency offer; Discussion on the problems of the agency; How the agency manages its problems.
- The Replacements.
Ballenstedt, Brittany // Government Executive; Feb2008, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p11
The article reports that the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) considers retirements one of its most pressing hurdles. After studying other organizations and the private sector, VHA released its first succession plan in 2001. The strategy establishes a foundation for projected needs in...
- HAND IN HAND.
Versel, Neil // Modern Physician; May2003, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p16
Discusses the commitment of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration (VHA), a hospital purchasing cooperative, to physician leadership. Information on the VHA National Physician Leadership Council; Expected results of effective physician leadership;...
- The Impact of the 2004-2005 Influenza Vaccine Shortage in the Veterans Health Administration.
Kahwati, Leila C.; Elter, John R.; Straits-Tr�ster, Kristy A.; Kinsinger, Linda S.; Davey, Victoria J. // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine; Aug2007, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p1132
BACKGROUND: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) serves a population at high risk of influenza-related morbidity and mortality. The national public health response to the vaccine shortage of the 2004-2005 season resulted in prioritization of recipients and redistribution of available supply....
- Effect of Health-Related Quality of Life on Women and Men's Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care Utilization and Mortality.
Singh, Jasvinder A.; Murdoch, Maureen // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine; Sep2007, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p1260
INTRODUCTION: Although women will account for almost 11% of veterans by 2040, we know little about their health and functioning, particularly compared to men. OBJECTIVE: To compare women and men veterans' health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and VA health care utilization and to see if...
Singh, Jasvinder A.; Murdoch, Maureen // Alternative Therapies in Health & Medicine; Sep/Oct2010, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p11
A correction to the chart which depicts cardiac coherence and posttraumatic stress disorder in combat veterans that was published in the July/August 2010 issue is presented.
- Emerging Pathogens Initiative: An Automated Surveillance System.
Singh, Jasvinder A.; Murdoch, Maureen // Emerging Infectious Diseases; Mar/Apr99, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p314
Introduces the Emerging Pathogens Initiative, an automated surveillance systems launched by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' Veterans Health Administration. Specific pathogens recorded by the system; Information collected by the surveillance system.
- AOA Celebrates Demise of VA Amendment, For Now.
Singh, Jasvinder A.; Murdoch, Maureen // Review of Optometry; 7/15/2004, Vol. 141 Issue 7, p10
Reports on the reaction of the AOA Congress House of Delegates to the passage of the 2005 Department of Defense Authorization Bill by the U.S. Senate, minus the Fitzgerald Amendment, S. A. 3223. Authorization of appropriations for the 2005 fiscal year for Department of Defense military...
- A Call to Service.
Bender, Jim // Health Management Technology; Sep2001, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p46
Looks at the nationwide call center services implemented by the United States Veterans Health Administration to answer health care policy questions. Provisions of the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act; Requirements of the call center service; Components of the ArmiSys system used for...
- Defining roles of forensic nurses.
Sullivan, Mary // Reflections on Nursing Leadership; 2005 2nd Quarter, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p26
Presents an article focusing on a forensic nurse's work at the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Duties at VHA; Involvement with the VHA forensic nursing initiative; Awards received by the nurse.
- Plan for restructuring VA health system puts focus on patients.
Sullivan, Mary // Nation's Health; Sep95, Vol. 25 Issue 8, p4
Focuses on the plan to restructure the US Veterans Health Administration under the direction of Secretary for Health Kenneth W. Kizer. Goal of making the veterans' health system more patient-focused and accessible; Creation of veterans integrated service networks.
- Statistics and findings.
Kennedy, Angela // Counseling Today; Aug2006, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p28
The article presents statistics on a variety of topics including the number of American service members who received mental health treatment after returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom were referred, the number of Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans who gained mental...
- Letter to the editor.
Alexander, P. V. // Journal of Military & Veterans' Health; Jan2011, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p4
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article by Doug McKenzie about the impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Australian Defence Force members that was published in April 2010 issue.
- A new formula for VA health care.
Freedberg Jr., Sydney J. // National Journal; 3/21/98, Vol. 30 Issue 12, p638
Looks at the management of the Veterans' Affairs hospital system in the United States. Views from Kenneth Kizer, Veterans' Affairs (VA) undersecretary for health; Impact of the changed laws and leadership of VA administration; How Congress budget constrains the programs of VA; Estimated...
- Gulf War Syndrome a reality says Lloyd report.
Freedberg Jr., Sydney J. // RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal; Jan2005, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p10
Reports on the findings of a report on health conditions of 1991 Gulf War veterans in Great Britain conducted by an independent inquiry headed by Lord Lloyd of Berwick. Causes of ill health among war veterans; Details of the Lloyd inquiry; Remarks from Tony Flint of the National Gulf Veterans...
- Patterns in Work Functioning and Vocational Rehabilitation Associated with Coexisting Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders.
Drebing, Charles E.; Fleitas, Rick; Moore, Anshan; Krebs, Christopher; Van Ormer, Alice; Penk, Walter; Seibyl, Catherine; Rosenheck, Robert // Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin; Fall2002, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p5
Archival data from 25,480 adults entering the Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program of the Veterans Health Administration were analyzed to identify differences in work functioning and vocational rehabilitation among participants with psychiatric disorders alone, substance use disorders (SUD)...
- Palliative Care Management: A Veterans Administration Demonstration Project.
Rosenfeld, Kenneth; Rasmussen, Jennifer // Journal of Palliative Medicine; Oct2003, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p831
As part of a Veterans Health Administration (VA) commitment to improve end-of-life care the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (GLA) implemented Pathways of Caring, a 3-year demonstration project targeting patients with inoperable lung cancer and advanced heart failure and chronic lung...
- Vets' care faces dramatic shifts.
G.A. // AHA News; 07/01/96, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p3
Focuses on legislative proposals affecting the veterans health care system in the United States. Changes in the veteran population and demand for health care; Recommendations for mapping medical care for veterans; Probability of hospital closures by the Veterans Health Administration.
- Self-reported ill health in male UK Gulf War veterans: a retrospective cohort study.
Simmons, Rebecca; Maconochie, Noreen; Doyle, Pat // BMC Public Health; 2004, Vol. 4, p27
Background: Forces deployed to the first Gulf War report more ill health than veterans who did not serve there. Many studies of post-Gulf morbidity are based on relatively small sample sizes and selection bias is often a concern. In a setting where selection bias relating to the ill health of...
- Diversity-Building Research Training Program.
Aisen, Mindy L. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development; Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 40 Issue 6, preceding p1
Describes the Diversity-building Research Training Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Proactive role of Office of Research and Development (ORD) in recruiting, training, and retaining a cadre of healthcare researchers with high qualifications and wide range of backgrounds and...
- A Syndrome for Every War.
Glausiusz, Josie // Discover; May2002, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p12
Discusses syndromes experienced by war veterans. Similarities of symptoms in veterans from wars in the 20th century; Study of post-war syndromes by Edgar Jones; Role of physical causes and psychological stress in the syndromes; Symptoms, including fatigue and dizziness.
- Health-related characteristics and dietary intakes of male veterans and non-veterans in the Multiethnic Cohort Study (United States).
Song-Yi Park; Kangmin Zhu; Potter, John F.; Kolonel, Laurence N. // Journal of Military & Veterans' Health; Apr2011, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p4
Background: Nationwide surveys in the United States found that certain health-related factors, in particular cigarette smoking and obesity, were more prevalent in veterans than in non-veterans. Purpose: The objective of this paper was to compare health-related characteristics and dietary intakes...
- The health and wellbeing of female veterans: A review of the literature.
Crompvoets, Samantha // Journal of Military & Veterans' Health; Apr2011, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p25
This paper examines health and wellbeing issues that emerged in a systematic review of the war, peacekeeping and peacemaking experiences of female veterans. Research questions that informed the search were: firstly, what is known about the experiences of female veterans, and in particular,...
- SHAD Veterans Asked to Recount Experiences.
Crompvoets, Samantha // DAV Magazine; Jan2012, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p21
The article discusses an epidemiological study being conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) which compares the health status of the Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD) veterans with a comparison population.
- Gulf War syndrome research poised for cash injection.
Knight, Jonathan // Nature; 7/4/2002, Vol. 418 Issue 6893, p4
Reports that the U.S. government is set to give research into Gulf War syndrome an increase in funds following advice from scientists who believe that ill veterans suffered neurological damage during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Amount of funding; Actions taken by the administration of U.S....
- Reform of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.
Iglehart, John K. // New England Journal of Medicine; 10/31/96, Vol. 335 Issue 18, p1407
Discusses the plans in 1996 to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. The move towards decentralization; The reduction of inpatient capacity and the reallocation of resources to ambulatory care; The simplification of the method to determine who gets what care; The original...
- Trends in lower limb amputation in the Veterans Health Administration, 1989-1998.
Mayfield, Jennifer A.; Reiber, Gayle E.; Maynard, Charles; Czerniecki, Joseph M.; Caps, Michael T.; Sangeorzan, Bruce J. // Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development; Jan/Feb2000, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p23
Abstract--Objective: To assess trends in lower limb amputation performed in Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities. Methods: All lower limb amputations recorded in the Patient Treatment File for 1989-1998 were analyzed using the hospital discharge as the unit of analysis. Age-specific...
- The Health of Nations.
Klein, Ezra // American Prospect; May2007, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p17
The article examines the health care systems in Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany and the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA). It provides a comparison between the median wait time for elective surgeries in Canada and the U.S. It notes that the World Health Organization has ranked the...