Alzheimer's home safety
A research team with VA and Boston University first identified the home modifications that worked best to keep people with Alzheimer's disease safe, and to ease the burden on their caregivers. Now, they are working with VA primary care providers and others to implement the findings.
Looking at care after military sexual assault
Most female service members who experience sexual assault are unlikely to seek post-assault health care, at least in the short term, suggests a new VA study.
Waging war against hospital infections
New practices in how urinary catheters are used, and special catheters coated with antibacterial silver, could combine to help dramatically lower the rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections, a major problem for hospitals nationwide.
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