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City of Ozark could land proposed 175-bed Veterans Affairs assisted-living facility

Care for local veterans and the local economy could receive a massive boost if Veterans Affairs determines it will build an assisted living facility in Ozark. Dale County Commission Chairman Mark Blankenship said several interested ... Read More

Military health care transitions to new life support training provider

The Military Health System is in the process of transitioning from the American Heart Association resuscitation training – basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support – to American Red Cross ... Read More

The Army Wants Virtual Health Tech That Works Under Any Conditions

A new office within the Army, the Virtual Health Research Task Area, has been charged with looking at how virtual health capabilities are advancing and how those technologies can be deployed on the battlefield. The new research area ... Read More

Pentagon Plans Massive Reorganization of Military Medicine

MILITARY SURGEONS WHO have criticized the Pentagon for failing to deploy them in busy settings where they can maintain their readiness to care for injured troops, say the Department of Defense is instead planning to cut their jobs. The Read More

Soldiers Train in Mass Casualty Scenarios to Test New Medical Communication Device

The Army’s newest medical communication device is just one study away from being procured and fielded – the Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast, or MEDHUB. It was two years ago down to the day, that Jay Wang, product manager for Read More

New VA clinic in Jefferson City to open Monday

Jefferson City’s new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic opens Monday morning. The Department of Veterans Affairs facility, at 3430 W. Edgewood Drive, will increase the clinic footprint from 7,625 square feet to 10,476. The opening Read More

Army Vet Sues 3M, Alleging Tinnitus from ‘Defective’ Earplugs

Months after popular manufacturer 3M reached a more than $9 million settlement to resolve allegations it supplied the U.S. military with defective earplugs, a former Army sergeant has filed his own lawsuit, claiming the gear left him ... Read More

New Congressional Bill Requires VA To Study Medical Marijuana For Veterans

House lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would require the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to conduct studies on the benefits of medical marijuana for military veterans. Reps. Lou Correa (D-CA) and Clay Higgins ... Read More

V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans’ hospitals to private health care providers, setting the stage for the biggest transformation of the veterans’ medical system in ... Read More

Blood pressure watches, sleep tech and more: CES 2019 was all about health

With its abundance of companies promising to help you stay fit, eat healthier or measure your [insert whatever biometric reading here] more accurately, this year’s CES evolved to be more like a MedTech conference instead. And ... Read More

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