ReWalk now FDA-approved
The ReWalk, an Israeli-made robotic exoskeleton that helps people with spinal cord injury to walk again, is now approved by the FDA. A research team at the Bronx VA has been teaching Veterans to use the device and studying its impact on quality of life.
Conference promotes research on women Veterans
More than 100 providers, researchers, and policymakers attended the 2014 VA Women Veterans' Health Services Research Conference. The theme was partnership.
Study backs greater role for nurses
VA researchers reviewed and analyzed the combined data from 18 past trials and found that when nurses take on more advanced roles in chronic disease care, patients benefit.
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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
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