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Pain Management

Posted by Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, PVA Chief of Medical Services on Sep 4, 2020 12:00:00 PM


Pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical care.
Acute pain is the presenting symptom in 80% of physician visits, and it is estimated that 11% of the adults in this country experience daily pain. A report issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs stated that chronic, non-malignant pain affects 34 million people in the United States.

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Celebrating the ADA’s 30th and Looking to the Future

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Jul 25, 2020 10:00:00 AM

“Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down.” – President George H.W. Bush at the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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Low Vitamin D Levels may lead to more serious COVID-19 infections

Posted by Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, PVA Chief of Medical Services on Jul 22, 2020 10:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Health

Northwest PVA Keeping Veterans Connected

Posted by Lynne Switzer, staff writer for PVA on Jul 17, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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COVID-19 Testing

Posted by Dr. Stephen Yerkovich, Chief of Medical Services on Jun 9, 2020 9:30:00 AM

There is a great deal of interest in testing for COVID-19 these days. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of yet to be answered questions about the accuracy and significance of these tests.

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