Medications

Outpatient antibiotic use falling across the U.S.

Outpatient antibiotic prescribing fell by almost 4% a year between 2011 and 2018, according to a study of prescribing patterns in the largest integrated health care system in the USA, being presented at the European Congress ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the human-animal bond complements treatment for veterans

Dogs are often referred to as man's best friend, but for some military veterans, these four-legged accomplices also take on the role of therapist and confidant in the battle against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health experiences of LGB Vietnam-era veterans

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual Veterans from the Vietnam era report PTSD and poorer mental health more often than their heterosexual counterparts, according to an analysis of data from the Vietnam Era Health Retrospective Observational ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Veterans took an especially bad hit during the pandemic

As the nation takes a day to memorialize its military dead, living military veterans are facing a deadly risk that has nothing to do with war or conflict: the coronavirus.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Light therapy helps veterans treated for traumatic brain injury

A new study by researchers at the VA Portland Health Care System in Oregon found that augmenting traditional treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) with morning bright light therapy (MBLT) improved physical and mental ...

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