Evaluation of a Motivational Interviewing Training Program for Tobacco Cessation Counseling in Primary Care
Training sessions that offer feedback and coaching to trainees are effective in helping participants retain... More
The Relationship Between Sustained Gripping and the Development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
An examination of clinical and electrodiagnostic assessments and fully characterized individual hand usage patterns... More
Survival After Long-Term Residence in an Intensive Care Unit
A higher mortality trend correlated with increased age and length of stay for medical and surgical patients in the... More
Anterior Cervical Interbody Fusion Using a Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) Cage Device and Local Autograft Bone
In a population of patients with high rates of tobacco use, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and other factors that... More
Why VA Health Care Is Different
Is VA health care really “all that different” from what veterans would find in the private sector? As someone who... More
The Cost of Unused Medications
This quality improvement project evaluated the cost of patient medication returns and explores additional sources of... More
AVAHO Microsite: A Resource for Hematologists and Oncologists Working in the VA
The source for updates on cancers and bleeding disorders in the VA Health Care System. Find clinical resources, video... More

Federal Telemedicine

The VA conducted more than 2 million telehealth visits and is rolling out new technologies to ease access concerns.... More »
 

Federal Health Matters

President Obama touts progress in address at Disabled American Veterans conference.... More »
 

Federal Health Matters

Rebutting critics, VA Secretary asserts, “We can’t fire our way to excellence.”... More »
 

Federal Health Matters

Researchers used the Veterans Aging Cohort Study to find a strong link between misuse of opioids and heroin use.... More »
 

Federal Health Matters

Are you familiar with the most common cancers in the VA? Find out the most recent data in the Federal Health Care Data Trends 2016.... More »
 

Federal Health Matters

CDC report finds that despite an increased rate of doctor’s visits, young men still are not testing for HIV.... More »
 

Federal Health Matters

A collaborative research project examines study data of 20,000 women to understand the genetic and biological factors influencing black women’s breast cancer risk.... More »
 

Federal Health Matters

Do you know the VA’s vaccine recommendations, or how many die in the U.S. from pneumococcal pneumonia? Find out the most recent data in the Federal Health Care Data Trends 2016.... More »
 

Feature

Battaglia C, Farmer MM, Widome R, et al.
Training sessions that offer feedback and coaching to trainees are effective in helping participants retain motivational interviewing skills for tobacco cessation counseling.... More »
 

Feature

Harris JL, Danley SM, Jansen T, Oehlke KJ
The tobacco quit rate of veterans on pharmacotherapy who attended at least 1 drop-in group session was higher than the quit rate of veterans only on pharmacotherapy.... More »
 

Feature

Vognar L, Dosa D, Taylor L.
The VHA addresses the growing national health emergency by increasing awareness, education, prevention, and research on elder abuse.... More »
 

Case in Point

Baroudi R, Flaugher M, Hemadeh O
A female patient initially diagnosed with right breast mastitis subsequently developed Mycobacterium abscessus infection.... More »
 

Feature

Robbins JM, Wrobel JS, Kirsh S, Pogach L
The key to high-functioning PACT/Podiatry teams rests with the quality of the communication between providers.... More »
 

Feature

Cullen GT, Fontes G
After receiving palliative care, patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease showed a decrease in the average number of emergency department visits for exacerbations.... More »
 

Editorial

Geppert CMA
You may have heard that the VA has proposed to amend its regulations to permit advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to wield full practice authority. For several years, there have been rumors of the change, but there also was uncertainty until... More »
 

August 2016

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A supplement to Federal Practitioner. This supplement is sponsored by Organogenesis, Inc. Chronic non-healing wounds are a major problem for patients and wound care practitioners in the VA system. It is self-evident among experienced wound care pract... More »
 
 

May 2016

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April 2016

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March 2016

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FEBRUARY 2016

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The Defense Health Agency (DHA) brings together the previously independent health care operations of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, with unique cultures, procedures, and technologies. The underlying DHA goals have been to improve interoperability, ef... More »
 
The Federal Practitioner 2016 Directory of VA and DoD Health Care Facilities digital edition is now available—FREE access for all who receive the journal and register here.... More »
 
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