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Navy Veteran Pernell Baker is a patient at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center. VA patients like him took 
part in guided tour research at other VA sites to let researchers know their thoughts and feelings about the care they receive.

Volunteering in VA Research

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: Veteran Voices, Million Veterans Program (MVP), Gulf War Era Cohort and Biorepository Project


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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disease of the nervous system that is commonly referred to as a movement disorder. It is caused by a loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain... Learn more

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A safer opioid alternative?

A safer opioid alternative?

Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano


A lab team led by Dr. James Zadina, with VA and Tulane University, has developed an alternative to morphine they say may offer equal pain reduction without the potential for addiction or other unwanted side effects. The work was covered on a local New Orleans news show.

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