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 Columbus Freeman of Arkansas, who served 17 years in the National Guard, underwent two amputations on his left leg—first below the knee, and then above—as the result of vascular blockages. A new VA-DoD study is looking at the long-term outcomes of Veterans who suffered severe vascular injuries but did not have their limb amputated.

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Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. VA researchers are looking at ways to delay and prevent the disease, and to support Alzheimer’s caregivers... Learn more

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A greater role for pharmacists?

A greater role for pharmacists?

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VA's Dr. Timothy Wilt and colleagues reviewed 63 published studies to learn whether pharmacists could play a greater role in managing chronic diseases such as high blood pressure. Read more from UPI.

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