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The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Research Service recently became VA’s newest Cooperative Studies Program (CSP) Network of Dedicated Enrollment Sites, or NODES, joining nearly 2 dozen other VA Medical Centers (VAMC) across the country.
As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses into its third year, the virus is continuing to show its true toll. Maintaining adequate staffing has proved incredibly challenging for health care systems across the country due to spikes in COVID-19 infections and employee burnout.
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated 2 million people aged 12 or older in the United States met criteria for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Opioid Use Disorder is often defined as the problematic use of opioids that causes clinically significant distress or impairment.
When considering the challenges in modern healthcare, many people think of the cost of healthcare, health care quality, appointment wait times – issues centered around the patient. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the heavy workload and potential burnout that doctors and nurses face daily.
Southeast Michigan was hit particularly hard by the first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in March and April of 2020. Private healthcare systems around the area quickly began to fill to capacity as the coronavirus spread.
Short-term Shared Medical Appointments (SMA) within routine clinical care demonstrated improved A1c in Veterans with Type-2 diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
A Flint, Michigan Air-Force Veteran earned an Honorary Doctorate from Tougaloo College May 2nd. Alfred Cook was recognized with eight other colleagues for their life-long commitment to racial equality in the United States.
It was a fairly typical evening for Linda Longshaw and her daughter Heather Longshaw.
The two nurses from the LTC Charles S. Kettles VA Medical Center were on their way to dinner. As they turned a corner in the road, they were suddenly flagged down by a group of frantic people in the street.