The Veterans Administration is unprepared to care for brain-injured Iraq war veterans once they leave rehabilitation centers and return home to VA hospitals, a new documentary reports. An advocate and the VA secretary discuss treating the injuries. Continue reading
Officials opened Building 18 of the Walter Reed medical center to the media after reports described mold-covered walls and mice at the outpatient facility. Two former patients discuss their treatment, then Reps. Bob Filner and Christopher Shays react to the situation. Continue reading
Two American scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a new way to turn off the effects of specific genes, a process that has opened new pathways in medical treatment. Continue reading
An estimated 4.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, and the number is expected to triple within 10 years. Families of patients are making efforts to push the private and public sectors toward finding better treatments.
First identified in 1981, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has shaped health policy, politics and medicine in the United States and throughout the world. International efforts have led to some breakthroughs but no simple answers in combating the virus.