Defense Secretary Returns to Hospital

This time he officially transferred duties to the deputy secretary. U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Sunday for…

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Defense Secretary Returns to Pentagon

Offers condolences for three U.S. soldiers killed in Jordan. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin returned to the Pentagon on Monday after working from home after a stay in the…

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Updated Policy to Address Radon in Housing Released by HUD

The department awards $3 million for public radon testing in six states. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) updated its radon protection policy for public housing…

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FDA Approves Treatment for Rare Tumors

Though noncancerous, the tumors can decrease quality of life. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Ogsiveo (nirogacestat) tablets as the first-ever treatment for desmoid tumors—a…

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Pentagon Claims PFAS Use Necessary for National Security

Officials say the attempt to restrict “forever chemicals” would impact the production of weapons, uniforms, and other defense items. Officials with the Department of Defense recently informed Congress…

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First Lady Travels to Wisconsin

She spoke at an American Cancer Society Event and visited the Menominee Indian Tribe. First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Monday to speak at…

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Representative Scalise Diagnosed with Blood Cancer

The congressman from Louisiana calls the condition “very treatable” as he begins treatments. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana has been given a diagnosis of multiple myeloma,…

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USAF Discovers Carcinogen at Montana Nuclear Missile Base

Hundreds of troops and their families have reported cancer diagnoses and other illnesses. The U.S. Air Force has identified hazardous levels of a probable carcinogen at underground launch…

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VA Considers Addition of 3 Cancers to Toxic Exposure List

The department is reviewing the conditions for possible coverage under the PACT Act. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is reviewing whether three additional types of cancer should…

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VA Partners with Stanford for Cancer Center in California

The future research center will serve both veterans and non-veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced the beginning plans for a leading-edge cancer care and research center in…

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