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Gene variants linked to habitual alcohol use

Gene variants linked to habitual alcohol use


Lipid testing boosts statin adherence


Study: Almost all VA patients would benefit from gene tests to guide drug choice


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Navy Veteran Pernell Baker is a patient at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center. VA patients like him took 
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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

Heartburn Drugs Can Lead to Fatal Heart or Kidney Disease
(New York Times, June 11, 2019)

Heartburn Drugs Can Lead to Fatal Heart or Kidney Disease

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The heartburn drugs called proton pump inhibitors, or P.P.I.s, are known to have serious side effects. Now researchers have documented the ways in which they may be deadly. Read more

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