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Copper cuts bacteria growth on hospital surfaces

Recommendations on using weight-management drugs

Past sexual assault linked to risk for sexually transmitted disease


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Navy Veteran Pernell Baker is a patient at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center. VA patients like him took 
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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



See also: Million Veteran Program (MVP), VA sponsored Clinical Trials


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Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis affects more than 1 in every 5 adults. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the nation’s most common cause of disability... Learn more

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Substance use disorders and suicide risk

Substance use disorders and suicide risk

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U.S. News and World Report and other media outlets covered a VA study on the link between substance use disorders and suicide deaths among Veterans using VA care. The study, which looked at data on more than 4.8 million Veterans, found a sharply elevated risk of suicide among those with a current SUD.

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