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Article ID: 720967

Lower Rates of Patient Safety Events on Psychiatric Units at VA Hospitals

American Heart Association (AHA)

Inpatient psychiatric units at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers have lower rates of adverse events and medical errors, compared to psychiatric units at general hospitals, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released:
17-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720635

Run For The Warriors, Orlando spotlights 10th year of support to wounded service members and their families

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) will host the Run For The Warriors,® Orlando 5K Run/Walk at 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 20, at the Orange County Convention Center.

Released:
11-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Antibiotic-laced Bandages, Knee Cartilage, Surgical Tools Successfully 3D Printed in Desert Deployment Zone

Article ID: 720158

Antibiotic-laced Bandages, Knee Cartilage, Surgical Tools Successfully 3D Printed in Desert Deployment Zone

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A recent pilot program conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in collaboration with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has shown that a 3D printer capable of biofabrication could expedite repair or perhaps replace damaged tissues for troops injured on the battlefield, an advancement that could potentially change the way care is provided to the nation’s deployed warfighters.

Released:
3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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    27-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 719644

Intrusive thoughts link sleep disturbance to problem drinking in veterans

Research Society on Alcoholism

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep disturbance and alcohol problems are common among military veterans, and often occur together, with a large toll on physical and mental health. A new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research examines the interplay of PTSD symptoms and disturbed sleep, and how they affect the risk of alcohol problems over time.

Released:
25-Sep-2019 7:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Embargo expired:
    24-Sep-2019 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 719130

Deep Brain Stimulation for Refractory Severe Tinnitus: Preliminary Results Show Safety and Efficacy

Journal of Neurosurgery

Researchers investigated the safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of refractory severe tinnitus in a small group of patients. They found the procedure to be safe and the results to be encouraging.

Released:
17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Article ID: 719395

Facility Dog ‘Shetland’ Helps Next Generation of Health Care Providers

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Future military health care providers are learning new ways to care for patients thanks to the help of a two-year-old Golden Labrador Retriever mix named Shetland. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently welcomed Shetland as its very own facility dog – making its F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine the first medical school to have a permanent, live-in facility dog.

Released:
20-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: VA Extends Collaborative Chronic Care Model for Veterans with Mental Health Conditions

Article ID: 719098

VA Extends Collaborative Chronic Care Model for Veterans with Mental Health Conditions

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

A multi-year process has led to successful implementation of an innovative, evidence-based approach to improve care for veterans with mental health conditions in the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system

Released:
17-Sep-2019 12:30 PM EDT

Research Results

Channels:

Mental Health, Military Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

Languages:

English

Newswise: Government housing voucher program effectively reduces homeless veteran population, study shows

Article ID: 718759

Government housing voucher program effectively reduces homeless veteran population, study shows

University of Notre Dame

Research led by Notre Dame's William Evans confirms that for every HUD-VASH voucher distributed, one fewer veteran is living on the streets.

Released:
10-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy

Newswise: ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic

Article ID: 718245

ORNL-VA Collaboration Targets Veteran Suicide Epidemic

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

In collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has expanded a VA-developed predictive computing model to identify veterans at risk of suicide and sped it up to run 300 times faster, a gain that could profoundly affect the VA’s ability to reach susceptible veterans quickly.

Released:
29-Aug-2019 1:15 PM EDT
Newswise: USU’s Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) Transforms Their Human Performance Optimization Educational Website

Article ID: 718216

USU’s Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) Transforms Their Human Performance Optimization Educational Website

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

The Uniformed Services University's Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) has updated one of its websites, hprc-online.org, as well as re-named it Human Performance Resources by CHAMP, still using the familiar acronym HPRC. Formerly known as the Human Performance Resource Center, HPRC provides resources and evidence-based information for Military Service Members on how to perform at their best. This newest version of the HPRC website offers a mobile-friendly format as well as easy access to specific Service-branch content for the latest Total Force Fitness information for each Service.

Released:
29-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT

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