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January 30, 2013
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  • Focus on resilience could combat depression, PTSD
    Improving the physical and mental resilience of veterans returning from overseas deployment is a top issue as combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has wound down, writes Jeffrey Bland, president of the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute. Bland notes that a meeting at the Samueli Institute last week attracted an interdisciplinary group of military officers, stress researchers, trauma care experts and others who discussed the personal characteristics of resiliency and how programs should be personalized as service members adjust to re-entering home life. The Huffington Post/The Blog (1/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tricare prescription copayment changes to begin
    Changes to Tricare pharmacy copayments will go into effect Feb. 1, as mandated by the 2013 Defense Authorization Act. The law also allows for yearly copay increases reflecting retirees' cost-of-living increases and calls for a pilot program for Medicare-eligible retirees and their families to reduce retail pharmacy-related costs by receiving routine medications by mail or a military pharmacy for at least a year. Navy Times (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Study supports lumpectomy plus radiation in early breast cancer
    Women with stage I or II breast cancer who underwent lumpectomy with radiation had a greater chance of surviving than those treated with mastectomy, an analysis of 112,154 cases found. A greater rate of death due to heart disease and other illnesses may indicate the mastectomy group was in poorer health, but a researcher said the findings should reassure women who choose lumpectomy. The study will be reported in the journal Cancer. Nurse.com (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Abstract submission site opens this Friday, Feb. 1!
    Reach an audience of more than 2,500 federal and international health care professionals at the 118th AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting, being held in Seattle, Nov. 3-8.
    • Vision: To provide an educational venue bringing together professionals representing the full spectrum of military and federal health care professionals.
    • Focus: Sessions will focus on collaborations, partnerships and joint efforts where federal medicine is — or will be — the lead in providing the best health care outcomes.
    • Objectives: Enhance multi-specialty care across all federal health care settings; assess advances in the delivery of health care services; present innovative models of care management; improve practice skills of clinicians, surgeons, researchers and administrators; and present data on new developments in assessment and treatment. Learn more.
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