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Psychotropic medication linked to higher dementia risk in patients with PTSD

Wii Fit exercise program boosts balance in older adults

Physical activity counseling improves activity levels at low cost

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

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Gastrointestinal Health

Gastrointestinal Health

Gastroenterology is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the digestive system. Such disorders may involve the digestive tract, the pancreas, the liver, or the gallbladder. .. Learn more

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VA Research in the News

Keeping off those extra pounds

Keeping off those extra pounds

Photo: ©iStock/Cathy Yeulet

CNN and other national media outlets reported on a VA study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that tested various strategies to help people keep off the weight they had lost.

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