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According to an article published in the Journal of Pain Research, “chronic headache is the second leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide.” Researchers report the results of a 10 year study of Veterans and chronic pain. Over 3 million Veterans with at least 1 chronic pain condition...

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Exercise Rehabilitation in Veteran Cancer Survivors is a clinical trial from the Baltimore VA Medical Center. It seeks to determine the efficacy of exercise for patients who have survived lung cancer but have neuropathic pain, a common problem after surgery and chemotherapy. “The ultimate goal of...

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The Stars and Stripes website reports that those in the military “are in constant pain” at a much higher rate than civilians, according to a study by the Rand Corporation—a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges. As many as 44% of active duty...

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VAntage Point, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, discusses the importance of neuroscience education and physical therapy for older Veterans. VA Geriatric Scholar Ralph Magnuson commented that through a group physical therapy program, “We saw a significant change as a...

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A post on VAntage Point, the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, outlines studies being done on Gulf War illness (GWI). The ultimate goal is to better understand the illness and its cluster of symptoms—including pain, insomnia, headaches, memory impairment, joint pain, and...

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Recently the US Department of Veterans Affairs issued its Authority of VA Professionals to Practice Health Care, replacing physician anesthesiologists with nurses when surgery is performed. The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) feels this lowers standards and could potentially risk...

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A study of over 300 female veterans of the Gulf War found that 25 years later, they are experiencing twice the amount of symptoms of nondeployed fellow vets. Over 20 symptoms were found, including musculoskeletal pain. The study, reported in the Journal of Women’s Health, defined “Gulf War Illness”...

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Newswise — The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) urges Americans to protect our nation’s Veterans by asking the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reverse its memorandum that dismantles the successful anesthesia care team, removes physician anesthesiologists from surgery and...

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The British Journal of Pain studied veterans for pain, musculoskeletal problems, PTSD, and reasons for medical discharges. Problems uncovered include a lack of published evaluations, limited clinical services for vets, and veterans being passed from one specialist to another without adequate...

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