First VA clinic for transgender veterans opens; U of Chicago Medicine and Ingalls Health System to form integrated health system;

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> For the first time, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will open a clinic for transgender patients. Beginning this month veterans who are transgender will be able to receive healthcare services at The Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, CBS News reports. Article

> The University of Chicago Medicine and Ingalls Health System, a single-hospital system based in Harvey, Illinois, have signed a letter of intent to join forces as a combined integrated health system, according to Becker's Hospital Review. Article

> New research published in the Journal of Military and Veterans' Health has found that future clinicians are not taught about military culture in the classroom and are often ill-prepped to treat veterans and their families. Study abstract

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> A New Jersey hospital's management decision to pay back property taxes could set off a flurry of similar demands to other acute care facilities statewide. Article

> The seven-figure healthcare procedure? That could be the case with emerging gene therapy treatments, raising questions as to whether providers and patients should finance such care, The Washington Post has reported. Article

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