Every president says we must do more to care for Veterans. What's stopping them? Here's everything you need to know:
As a Veteran with PTSD, you deserve the best treatment available. Whether you are seen at VA, in a Vet Center, or by a community provider, you need to feel sure that your care is working for you.
Recruiting for clinical trials can present many challenges for researchers. For this reason and others, the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI) was created to "develop and drive adoption of practices that will increase the quality and efficiency of clinical trials." CTTI comprises more than 80 member organizations, coming from government, private industry, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, and others.
Dr. Walid Gellad is a primary care physician and health services researcher with the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He is also director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing at the University of Pittsburgh. He is considered a national expert on prescription drug pricing and patient medication adherence.
Dr. Anna Jovanovich is a kidney specialist and a clinical researcher at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver. She splits her time between seeing patients and conducting research. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Colorado, Denver.
Veterans who served during the Afghanistan or Iraq wars and were severely injured are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure later in life, according to a published in . Researchers say injury severity is an independent risk factor for high blood pressure, and does not depend on later development of posttraumatic stress disorder.
Veterans and their survivors are still fighting the VA over their exposure to America’s notorious chemical weapon—and the latest lethal conditions they’re confronting.
Ralph Stepney’s home on a quiet street in north Baltimore has a welcoming front porch and large rooms, with plenty of space for his comfortable recliner and vast collection of action movies. The house is owned by Joann West, a licensed caregiver who shares it with Stepney and his fellow Vietnam War Veteran Frank Hundt.
Peter Naylor died of esophageal cancer in 2015, and now his wife is fighting to have the disease recognized as related to his service in Vietnam.