New tool can predict start of flu season
VA researchers and colleagues have developed a statistical tool that hospitals can use to determine the earliest stages of flu season. The tool can help avoid extra costs and target control efforts when and where they're needed most.
Preventing hearing loss in cancer patients
Some chemotherapy drugs, such as cisplatin, can be toxic to cells in the ear, resulting in permanent hearing loss. A new device from Portland VA researchers catches the problem early on, so therapy can be adjusted.
VA study cited by National Arthritis Foundation
The National Arthritis Foundation awarded its prestigious Howley Prize to the VA-led team that published a study last year titled "Therapies for Active Rheumatoid Arthritis after Methotrexate Failure" in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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