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Article ID: 708586

“Visionary Leader” Dr. Richard Thomas Named Among WVU Distinguished Alumni for 2019

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Richard W. Thomas, MD, DDS, president of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will be inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni (www.alumni.wvu.edu/give-back/awards/academy-of-distinguished-alumni), joining notable WVU graduates like best-selling author Stephen Coonts, comedic actor Don Knotts, NBA star Jerry West, and NASA astrophysicist Dr. Katherine Weaver.

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25-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 708393

District Court Acts on Evidence Countering Military HIV Policy

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

A District Court injunction preventing the military discharge of two Air Force members living with HIV was responsive to medical evidence and reflected important recognition of advances in treatment for HIV, as well as of the abilities of people with the virus to enjoy productive healthy lives.

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21-Feb-2019 8:50 AM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 708208

Navigating life 'outside the gate'

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

With 1.3 million active duty military personnel nationwide, coordinating and finding accessible healthcare and social services for their 1.7 million family members is a major challenge. A WVU professor is working to address these challenges and needs through the Military Families Learning Network.

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18-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 707399

New Program Launched to Improve Musculoskeletal Injury Rehab, Care for Service Members

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

A new, four-year program has been established to improve rehabilitative care for service members with musculoskeletal injury, ultimately enhancing overall military readiness, thanks to a $15 million grant from the Defense Health Agency awarded to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU).

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1-Feb-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707359

After Court Case, UVA Business Analytics Students’ Tool Could Help Vets Effected by Agent Orange

University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Sailors on ships like the USS Alamo spent days and weeks in the territorial waters of Vietnam, where they could have been exposed to the toxic herbicide Agent Orange — linked with various health conditions including Parkinson’s disease and cancer.

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31-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

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    23-Jan-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706773

Study Examines Racial Differences in Time to Breast Cancer Surgery in Military Health System

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Less access to care and lower insurance coverage are among the reasons for racial disparities in breast cancer survival in the United States. Eligible beneficiaries in the U.S. Military Health System have insurance and access to care. This study examined whether racial differences existed in time to surgery and whether any differences in that time might explain racial disparities in overall survival between nearly 1,000 black and 3,900 white women diagnosed with breast cancer in the military health system. Researchers report black women had greater estimated time to surgery than white women but that those delays don’t appear to explain racial disparities in survival.

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18-Jan-2019 3:45 PM EST

Article ID: 706701

Chiropractors Advocate for Increased Coverage of Non-drug Pain Management for Seniors, Military Retirees

American Chiropractic Association

Chiropractors from across the nation gathered in Washington, D.C. today to urge members of Congress to increase coverage of non-drug approaches to pain management to help combat the opioid crisis. The Advocacy Day event is part of the American Chiropractic Association’s annual meeting, the 2019 National Chiropractic Leadership Conference (NCLC).

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17-Jan-2019 3:05 PM EST

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 706343

New Analytic Model to Better Identify Patients Likely to Develop PTSD

NYU Langone Health

New findings from an international research team led by psychiatrists at NYU School of Medicine show that a newly-developed analytic model can predict soon after a shocking or scary event – and with significant accuracy -- the likelihood of someone developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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11-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706283

Congress Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Chiropractic Access to Military Retirees, National Guard and Reserves

American Chiropractic Association

Congress introduced bipartisan legislation this week that would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.

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10-Jan-2019 9:35 AM EST
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Article ID: 705743

Strong committed relationships can buffer military suicides

Michigan State University

Can being in a strong committed relationship reduce the risk of suicide? Researchers at Michigan State University believe so, especially among members of the National Guard.

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20-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


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