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From 2014 to 2017

Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System

Wait times similar to private sector in 2014 but shorter overall and in some specialties in 2017
An intraoral mandibular contour surgery training system is effective for improving clinical surgery time and accuracy

Mandibular Contour Surgery Training System Beneficial

Improvements in clinical surgery time, accuracy with use of intraoral MCS training system
From 2007 to 2016

Medication Treatment for Substance Abuse Up in Facilities

2007 to 2016 saw increase in use of medication treatment, reaching 36.1 percent in 2016
Higher mindfulness and lower stress are independently associated with lower menopausal symptom scores among midlife women

Mindfulness, Stress Linked to Menopausal Symptoms

Link between mindfulness and symptoms more robust in women experiencing higher stress
Therapists implementing interpersonal psychotherapy for depressed adolescents should routinely monitor depression symptoms and consider augmenting treatment for insufficient responders as early as week 4 of treatment

Assessing Symptoms After 4 Weeks of Psychotherapy Helpful in Teens

Week 4 seems better than week 8 for assessing response, implementing treatment augmentation
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel vote on whether to recommend approval of the first oral medication for type 1 diabetes ended in an 8-8 tie Thursday.

FDA Panel Has Tie Vote on New Type 1 Diabetes Drug

Zynquista is a once-daily pill meant to help type 1 diabetes patients manage their blood glucose levels
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted health care providers on Thursday that the agency is investigating the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents to treat peripheral arterial disease in the femoropopliteal artery because of a potentially increased mortality risk in the long term.

FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents

Investigation triggered by meta-analysis showing possible increased mortality in PAD patients at 2 years
Frailty and Alzheimer disease-related brain changes independently contribute to dementia status

Frailty Could Increase Susceptibility for Dementia

Authors say frailty should be considered in clinical care, management of Alzheimer dementia
Trained alert dogs can help patients with type 1 diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels

Trained Alert Dogs Can Detect Impending T1DM-Related Events

In study, individual dogs' performance varied for detecting hypoglycemic episodes, hyperglycemia
For asymptomatic patients with stable ischemic heart disease and coronary artery disease

Variation in Revascularization for Asymptomatic SIHD Unexplained

Consistent benefit observed for patients with stable ischemic heart disease managed by revascularization