Thursday, May 25, 2017

Federal Medicine

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Veterans Endure Higher Pain Severity than Nonveterans

American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), by the lead epidemiologist at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health. This survey

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Complementary and Integrative Medicine: The Military Medicine Experience

Over the past decade-plus, the U.S. military has been engaged in the longest armed conflicts in history fought by volunteers engaged in often multiple, recurrent deployments into combat. The resulting injuries, illnesses, and combat wounds associated with training, deployment, and active combat are frequently complex, multifactorial, and often associated with chronic pain. Conventional care of

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Challenges of Federal Medicine and Embracing Integrative Medicine

At our 26th Annual Meeting, No Life Limited By Pain 2015, one of our keynote speakers was Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD, FACP, Lieutenant General, US Army (Ret). We talked to him one-on-one about the biggest challenges of federal medicine when it comes to embracing integrative care. Watch below: