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Peer-reviewed full-text articles resulting from VA-funded research will be available to the public through PubMed Central, a database of NIH's National Library of Medicine.
'Deployment trauma factor' seen as key driver of disability
Depression, PTSD, and mild traumatic brain injury: The combination occurs commonly among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and puts them at substantial risk for long-term disability, says a new study.
Research helps VA ramp down opioid use
An analysis of data from 2004 to 2012 found worrisome increases in opioid use in VA—as in U.S. medical care at large. But a wave of new initiatives, driven by research, is helping VA reverse the trend.
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