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February 13, 2013
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  • House committee chair wants new measures to boost veterans' care
    House Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., says his focus is on proposals that would improve health care for veterans. Miller would like to see reductions in the amount of time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to process disability claims and open up access for veterans to Tricare mental health professionals. USA Today (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Lawmakers introduce bill to help veterans after sexual assaults
    Lawmakers in the Senate and House have introduced legislation intended to help victims of sexual assault in the military access disability benefits. The Ruth Moore Act of 2013 would make it easier for veterans to prove mental health issues resulting from sexual assault are service-related and qualify for VA benefits. Army Times (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hours in ED may put heart patients in danger of PTSD
    Patients who waited in the emergency department for more than 11 hours with a heart attack or severe chest pain were at greater risk of heart disease-related PTSD in the month after hospitalization, a study found. The findings, based on 135 heart patients admitted at a New York City hospital between 2009 and 2011, were published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. HealthDay News (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Submit your abstract for the AMSUS Continuing Education Meeting
    Reach an audience of over 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.
    The deadline for abstract submissions is April 1. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AMSUS member-get-a-member program
    This program is a way for current members to get involved in promoting to prospective members the many benefits, as well as inter-service networking opportunities, that come with AMSUS membership. The annual campaign runs from June 1 to May 31. First-time referrals receive an AMSUS challenge coin. Additional awards and incentives can be achieved based on the number of new members you refer within the campaign year. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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