The difficulty with C. difficile
A study at the Boise VA Medical Center provides new insight into a virulent newer strain of C. difficile, showing how it kicks out more toxins when confronted with a commonly used antibiotic
Former POWs at higher risk for dementia
More than a decade ago, a VA report on former POWs found they had increased rates of numerous health problems. Now, a new VA study has found an increased risk of dementia, especially among those who also have PTSD.
Increase seen in respiratory illness among Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
Researchers examined data on more than 768,000 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans and identified increases between 2002 and 2011 in asthma, bronchitis, chronic wheezing and coughing, and other respiratory problems.
Mission StatementThe Office of Research and Development (ORD) aspires to discover knowledge, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our Veterans and the Nation. Read More
Participating in ResearchEach year, dedicated researchers and volunteers work together on thousands of studies at VA Medical Centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes. These studies have contributed significantly to advancements in health care for Veterans and the larger population. The VA Research Program aspires to discover knowledge through research, develop VA researchers and health care leaders, and create innovations that advance health care for our Veterans and the Nation. Read More
Media RoundtablesVirtual media roundtables provide reporters with an opportunity for direct discussion with leading VA researchers on key research topics and portfolio areas. Each hour-long session includes brief remarks by researchers on a designated topic followed by a question and answer session. Reporters may participate in-person at VA headquarters in Washington, D.C., or by teleconference. Read More