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Educational intervention targets racial gaps in use of knee replacements

Telehealth versus in-person therapy for chronic pain

Pedestrian pathway roughness thresholds for wheelchair user safety and comfort


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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ranks as one of the nation's leaders in health research. Thousands of studies are conducted at VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes each year. This research has significantly contributed to advancements in health care for Veterans and other Americans from every walk of life... Learn more



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Gulf War Veterans

Gulf War Veterans

Nearly 700,000 men and women served in the Persian Gulf during operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. At least a quarter of them continue to report troubling health symptoms that are not easily diagnosed... Learn more

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Study finds drop in dementia rates

Study finds drop in dementia rates

(Courtesy of L. McEvoy)


The New York Times and other media outlets covered a study by VA authors and colleagues that showed a drop in dementia rates in the U.S. between 2000 and 2012. The researchers aren't sure of the reason, but they cite several possible factors, including better education—which could boost brain health in many ways over a lifetime—and better management of chronic diseases such as high blood pressure.

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