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Frailty increases the risk of death after surgery

Frailty increases the risk of death after surgery


Patients with kidney disease have mixed results on blood thinners


Brain volume abnormalities linked to impulsive suicide attempts


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COVID-19 Is Far More Lethal, Damaging Than Flu, Data Shows (U.S. News and World Report) (12/18/2020)

COVID-19 Is Far More Lethal, Damaging Than Flu, Data Shows COVID-19 is far more harmful and deadly than the seasonal flu, new studies confirm. Researchers analyzed U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data on more than 3,600 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 between Feb. 1 and June 17 of this year, and more than 12,600 hospitalized with the flu between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2019.



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Rural Health

Rural Health
Many Veterans who rely on VA for their health care live in remote areas—in some cases, hundreds of miles from the nearest VA facility. Providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to these Veterans is a challenge... Learn more

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