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VA relatively free of disparities in colorectal cancer screening

VA relatively free of disparities in colorectal cancer screening

Menopause linked to more opioid prescribing

Cardiology visits linked with more statin use

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A VA study has examined why many Veterans with PTSD are hesitant to start psychotherapy.

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Prosthetics/Limb Loss

Prosthetics/Limb Loss

Providing state-of-the-art prosthetics care for Veterans is one of VA’s top priorities. To help meet the lifestyle and medical needs of Veterans who have lost limbs, VA researchers develop and test a wide variety of prosthetic devices... Learn more

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Media Reports

Meet the bionic athletes running NYC’s 5th Avenue Mile
(New York Post, Sept. 7, 2019)

Meet the bionic athletes running NYC’s 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue Mile

Photos: James J. Peters VAMC; Joseph Bailey

The New York Post profiled five people with spinal cord injury who took part in the New Balance 5th Avenue Mile on Sept. 8 thanks to their bionic exoskeletons. Read more

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