VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE)

November 11, 2017
VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE) The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE) staff are pleased to announce the release of: Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Compendium...

Association Between Adolescent Preventive Care and the ACA

November 07, 2017
Despite decades of adolescent preventive well visit and services promotion (Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services and Bright Futures), rates are below recommended levels and little is known of the effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation on these care...

Heart Stents Fail to Ease Chest Pain

November 03, 2017
A procedure used to relieve chest pain in hundreds of thousands of heart patients each year is useless for many of them, researchers reported on Wednesday. Their study focused on the insertion of stents, tiny wire cages, to open blocked arteries. The devices are lifesaving when used to open...

Are seniors at risk for complications after routine surgery?

October 31, 2017
In geriatrics, frail is not merely an adjective. A syndrome marked by slowness, weakness, fatigue and often weight loss, frailty tells doctors a lot about their patients’ likely futures. It can, for example, predict how well older patients rebound from physical stresses — like surgery. A new study...

Closing the Looming Health Care Talent Gap

October 31, 2017
The U.S. may not be producing enough qualified doctors, nurses, and specialists, creating a shortage which, according to Joanne Spetz,  professor of health policy studies at UCSF, could cause problems in the years ahead. “There are enough new graduate nurses to fill those posts, but if the skills...