The U.S. could save billions of dollars a year if Medicare were empowered to negotiate drug prices directly with pharmaceutical companies, according to a paper published by JAMA Internal Medicine earlier this week.
Tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep at night, and many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief. Prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids are especially popular among older adults.
Meta-analysis of 11 aspirin therapy clinical trials finds no reduction in cardiovascular events, increased risk of major bleeding
There are many areas of the United States where doctors are in short supply, but the good news for diabetics is that nurse practitioners and physician assistants can often help fill that care gap.
Research completed at the New Mexico Veterans Affairs Health Care System may have yielded a lead on a drug that could curb substance addictions.
Researchers help Vets at risk of suicide build mutual support network
Traumatic brain injuries, a frequent consequence of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, can lead to such debilitating symptoms as irritability, depression, insomnia, memory deficits—and post-traumatic headaches, which are similar to migraine headaches.
Long-term follow-up of a major VA diabetes study shows that patients who received intensive therapy to lower blood sugar levels did not see a significant drop, on average, in heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events.
A team led by VA and Stanford University School of Medicine researchers has identified three genetic mutations that govern cholesterol levels. The finding could lead to the development of new drugs to treat cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Researchers with the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Sciences University found that a history of binge drinking made male and female mice react differently to traumatic stress. The research may help scientists understand why men and women seem to handle both alcohol and stress differently.