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COVID-19 Topic Center

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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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By: Yvette C. Terrie, BS Pharm, RPh, Consultant Pharmacist As health care providers, we all strive to deliver the best quality of care to our patients and the heroic efforts of health care providers has definitely been validated during the COVID-19 pandemic and their commitments to patient care…
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By Julie Gould  Jennifer Naylor, PhD, clinical & experimental psychologist, Durham VA Health Care System and Co-Director for the VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC's Clinical Core, and Chris Marx, MD, staff psychiatrist, Durham VA Health Care System and Co-Director for the VA Mid-Atlantic MIRECC's…
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Benyam Muluneh, PharmD, assistant professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, and Katie Buhlinger, PharmD, CPP, clinical pharmacist practitioner, UNC Medical Center, explain how pharmacists are correctly aligned to help manage the ever-expanding treatment landscape of CLL.   …
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Lindsey Roeker, MD, physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, breaks down the treatment landscape and disease burden commonly faced among patients with chronic lymphocytic lymphoma.   
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Elias Dayoub, MD, MPP, internal medicine physician and research fellow, discusses his recent study that observed veterans enrolled in both the VA and Medicare Advantage plans who underwent coronary revascularization, and explains why the government should consider policy solutions to address the…
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David Shulkin, MD, discusses how the agency has reacted to caring for veterans during COVID-19, and highlights how they have expanded on their use of telemedicine.   
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By Julie Gould  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the country, the number of patients needing hospital care is growing exponentially. According to The New York Times, the VA is expecting roughly 1 million veterans to be diagnosed with COVID-19. In addition, the agency must…
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By Julie Gould According to recent study findings, which were published online in Clinical Rheumatology, veterans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who also had a history of mental health conditions were at an increased risk of chronic opioid therapy. The retrospective study, which was led by…
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By Julie Gould Christianne Roumie, MD, MPH, associate professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, discusses the benefits of the diabetes medication metformin on reducing cardiovascular events among patients…
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