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COVID-19 Topic Center

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By Victor Murray, safety engineer with NASA, Air Force veteran, and prostate cancer survivor Nearly half a million veterans have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common form of cancer among former US service members. Unfortunately, despite the burden of this disease on our…
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By Julie Gould Fran Cunningham, PharmD, associate chief consultant for the Pharmacy Benefits Management Services in VA, discusses the findings of her recent study, highlighting a pharmacovigilance surveillance initiative looking at edaravone and monitoring utilization as well as the safety and…
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Kendall Brune, PhD, MBA, adjunct associate professor, Meharry Medical College, discusses PTSD rates among veterans in the US, and highlights how these numbers compare to five and 10 years ago.   
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By Wayne Jonas, MD  Having spent much of my 40-year medical career in the military, my patients who are veterans have taught me a crucial lesson: I rarely cure them of chronic disease. Instead, I must find a way to make them a partner in their own healing. This is especially true when treating…
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Ryan Rogers, MBA, DHS candidate, director of business management, PTSD Foundation of America, discusses the Foundation and its initiatives, including Camp Hope, how clinicians can help veterans with PTSD become more aware of various resources, and highlights how COVID-19 has impacted care.…
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By: Dr Melissa Lim, chief medical officer and Co-Founder, Somnology and Patrick Yam, CEO and Co-Founder, Somnology  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are correlated to the development of sleep problems. In fact, it’s been highlighted that self-…
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By Julie Gould  In a special communication article recently posted in JAMA Psychiatry, Christine Moutier, MD, chief medical officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, explains opportunities COVID-19 presents for suicide prevention. According to Dr Moutier, political will, federal…
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By Julie Gould Recent research published online in JAMA Network Open, found that when patient-reported social information was added to electronic health records (EHR), the estimation of 90- and 180-day hospitalization risk among veterans was improved. “Despite recognition of the association…
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By Julie Gould   A team of researchers recently sought to understand and identify perceptions of e-consultation and workload among primary care clinicians in the US Veterans Health Administration system. According to the findings published online in JAMA Network Open, although primary care…
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Lindsey Roeker, MD, physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses the intersection of COVID-19 and hematologic malignancies—which encompasses numerous diseases with different considerations—highlighting how the pandemic uniquely impacts each of these patient populations, and…
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