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Army Medicine uses virtual health to care for patients worldwide

By Jeff Troth, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity -- Fort Carson PAO<p>FORT CARSON, Colo. --Army Medicine is harnessing the power of 21st century …

Army Virtual Health: Meeting the needs of the Soldier today and tomorrow

WASHINGTON -- The future of military health care is likely to see significant changes in the next decade. The use of Virtual Health will help Army …

The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine — Killing for Profit

The <i>idea</i> of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is great. The reality, though, not so much. Human perception is often flawed, so the premise of EBM is to …

View of Pragmatic, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology: Paving the Future for Healthcare

Technology

NIST Report on Blockchain Technology Aims to Go Beyond the Hype

Beguiling, baffling or both—that’s blockchain. Aiming to clarify the subject for the benefit of companies and other organizations, the National …

This 'Gray Hat' Hacker Breaks Into Your Car — To Prove A Point

Cybercrime is expanding beyond computers and cellphones. Cars, washers and dryers, and even toasters are going online — an evolution of technology called the Internet of things.<p>Samy Kamkar, a felon who knows how to hack these things, may be the best person to help us understand all the …

Too Much Togetherness? The Downside of Workplace Collaboration

Does cross-functional collaboration really fuel innovation and creativity, or is it a black hole of unnecessary emails and meetings? Experts discuss …

What the Hospitals of the Future Look Like

The sprawling institutions we know are radically changing—becoming smaller, more digital, or disappearing completely. The result should be cheaper and better care.<p>The days of the hospital as we know it may be numbered.<p>In a shift away from their traditional inpatient facilities, health-care …

Health Care

A hospital without patients

The cutting edge of health care is tucked off a St. Louis highway exit. And it's eerily quiet.<p>CHESTERFIELD, Mo.― Located off a superhighway exit in suburban St. Louis, nestled among locust, elm and sweetgum trees, the Mercy Virtual Care Center has a lot in common with other hospitals. It has nurses …

Physiology

Welcome to the hospital issue

They're central to health care. And they need to change. What should hospitals look like?<p>Say the word “hospital” and the image that comes to mind is probably a building… and a big building at that. Hospitals occupy enormous campuses in towns and cities around the country, and they’ve been getting …

Deploy or get out: New Pentagon plan could boot thousands of non-deployable troops

Service members who have been non-deployable for the past 12 months or more will be separated from the military, based on new Defense Department …

Army criticized for its handling of whistleblower retaliation case at Womack

A federal agency that protects government whistleblowers criticized the Army on Monday for declining to discipline a staff member at its Fort Bragg, …

'Trauma' chronicles medics' battles at war and at home

WASHINGTON — Chief Warrant Officer Mitch Wiese sat in a concrete bunker – a wry, half-smile playing at the soldier’s shadowed face as he wondered …

Military

Army working on more ways to manage soldiers’ pain in fight against opioid abuse

The Army has cut back on opioid use among active-duty soldiers and offers several programs for soldiers to limit their risk from using the drugs to …

Vaping With Fake Pot Didn't Kill Two U.S. Marines, Army Announces in Updated Statement

The U.S. Army recently warned about the dangers of vaping with synthetic cannabinoid (CBD) oil, citing two deaths linked to the products. However, …

Fort Bragg sees flu spread on post

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) - On Fort Bragg, it's mandatory for soldiers to get flu shots, but Army doctors say the flu is still spreading on post and …

Goodbye, tape test? Sweeping DoD fitness review underway

As the Pentagon seeks to build a fitter force, everything is under review — from a new PT test to eliminating the dreaded body fat tape test to …

Deploy or get out: New Pentagon plan could boot thousands of non-deployable troops

Service members who have been non-deployable for the past 12 months or more will be separated from the military, based on new Defense Department …

Public health workers find surprise cuts in paychecks

About 3,000 Public Health Service physicians and other workers saw their paychecks unexpectedly slashed last month because of government delays setting up a payment system Congress ordered a decade ago.<p>“A number of unanticipated events impacted our ability to fully execute these provisions,” …

Retired Army leader joins Wounded Warrior board

A Fayetteville native and Army veteran has been named to the Wounded Warrior Project's board of directors.<p>Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith …

Wounded Warrior amputees provide NFL alumni with perspective in charity game

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Tribune News Service) — The wireless microphone kept cutting out during player introductions before the Wounded Warrior amputees …

Former Florida football player convicted of $20 million healthcare fraud conspiracy

Monty Grow, a former University of Florida and NFL player who made a small fortune selling pharmaceutical drugs, took the unusual step of testifying …

There’s an app for that — but getting access to Apple Health for military and vets is a long shot

It sounds so convenient, as Apple products often do: an app that would aggregate all of a user’s medical records, from test results to medications, …

16 more children dead from flu; peak still to come, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sixteen flu-related deaths were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly flu report. This brings the total number of pediatric flu-related deaths to 53 for the season, which began in October.<p>According to the report, influenza activity is now …

Public Health

Lawmakers respond to veterans' allegations in TRICARE investigation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Congressman Al Lawson responded to a First Coast News investigation by finding answers on his own for veterans. Lawson sent …

Cal Dent of Lexington found liable for $51 million in health care fraud - ColaDaily.com | You need the news, not the paper

Columbia Fireflies’ Kids Eat Free Night! @ Spirit Communications Park<p>May 28 all-day<p>Every Monday kids eat free at Spirit Communications Park. Bring …

Studies show shortfalls in veterans' mental health care needs

WASHINGTON — New research on veterans health out this week suggests that many recently separated servicemembers aren’t getting the mental health care …

Trump's plan to use VA firing practices at other agencies threatens civil service workers — and the public

About the only thing President Trump had to say about the federal workforce during his State of the Union address was his call to fire feds faster.<p>The one time he mentioned “federal employees” was to push his plan to empower agencies “to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or …

VA's Oregon director removed amid promised cleanup of low-performing vet health centers

WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs officials re-assigned the director of their Oregon medical center on the same day they promised a new push to improve …

VA Stand Down highlights tailor-made veteran support, transition services

There’s a 17-percent decline in the number of homeless veterans nationwide, compared to last year, according to latest figures from the Department of …