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NIH Clinical Center names U.S. Navy Captain Pius Aiyelawo as chief operating officer of the research hospital

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NIH Center

 

U.S. Navy Captain Pius Aiyelawo (retired) begins his tenure today as chief operating officer (COO) of the https://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/">National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, the nation’s largest hospital devoted to clinical research. Aiyelawo fills a COO role newly expanded to now include management of most clinical as well as administrative areas. He reports directly to Chief Executive Officer Dr. James K. Gilman at the renowned 200-bed facility on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

“Pius’s tremendous healthcare leadership experience is matched only by a positive energy and spirit that will inspire both patients and staff,” said Gilman. “After a very competitive national search, I am convinced he is the right person to help us raise the bar ever higher in delivering safe, high quality patient-centric care.”

 

Studies using electrical stimulation, neuroimaging aim for new insights on TBI, PTSD

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EMS Study

 

VA scientists are studying an experimental electrical stimulation technique, coupled with neuroimaging, to learn how mild traumatic brain injury interacts with PTSD in specific areas of the brain.

National series of events to increase outreach to Native Americans kick off in Navajo Nation

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Navajo Nation AZ

 

In March, in the communities of Many Farms and Cottonwood/Tselani, Arizona, VA along with the Navajo Nation hosted their first VA claims event, which will duplicated at 21 American Indian and Alaska native reservations nationwide in the upcoming months.

Two scams aimed at Veterans targeted by U.S. Postal Inspection Service

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Scams

 

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and its partner AARP, are warning former and current military members about scams aimed at Veterans. Recently, as part of Operation Protect Veterans, we introduced some of the many ways swindlers and con artists target former and active military members. In this article, Postal Inspector, Marc Ewing, highlights two schemes in particular: the fake charitable giving request and the Veterans benefit or pension buyout.

VA dietitian offers three ways to help reduce Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms

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Reduce IBS

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, affects 1 in 5 people in America. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disorder that can cause various gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating and abdominal pain. If your doctor has talked to you about a possible Irritable Bowel Syndrome diagnosis, there is hope. Nutrition and lifestyle changes can help manage your symptoms. Here are three ways you can keep your gut happy and healthy:

WWII Veteran skis for the first time at Winter Sports Clinic

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Pete Zimmer

 

Pete Zimmer is legally blind and has never been on the slopes, but this week, the 92-year-old skied for the first time at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. And while he found the ride in the monoski “a little hairy,” he took it in stride.

VA improves delivery of specialty rehabilitation and prosthetic services through direct scheduling

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Prosthetic Services

 

Veterans no longer need a referral from their primary care provider

To ensure Veterans receive quicker access to specialty rehabilitation services and equipment, VA recently implemented a rapid response team to expand staffing, training and increase communication with Veterans in order to improve processes necessary to reduce and eliminate the backlog of pending requests for prosthetic items and services.

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