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National VA Research Week - May 16-20, 2022

This year's theme is "Science in Service of Veterans"...Learn more

Register for the virtual symposium on May 20, 2022, featuring presentations by award-winning VA researchers.

The Code to Catch Cancer: VA applies innovative concepts to ensure its electronic health record system supports both providers and Veterans, and aids in the delivery of high-quality care. Dr. Hardeep Singh at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston has developed a computer algorithm that will improve patient follow-up care after a cancer diagnosis.

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News Briefs

Alcohol use disorder prevalent among Veterans

Alcohol use disorder prevalent among Veterans


Genetic testing could protect against adverse drug interactions


Post-concussive symptoms linked to suicide risk


Pain in non-amputated arm common in Veterans with arm amputation


Older and underweight Veterans at higher risk of death from COVID-19


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 Columbus Freeman of Arkansas, who served 17 years in the National Guard, underwent two amputations on his left leg—first below the knee, and then above—as the result of vascular blockages. A new VA-DoD study is looking at the long-term outcomes of Veterans who suffered severe vascular injuries but did not have their limb amputated.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) ranks as one of the nation's leaders in health research. Thousands of studies are conducted at VA medical centers, outpatient clinics, and nursing homes each year. This research has significantly contributed to advancements in health care for Veterans and other Americans from every walk of life... Learn more



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Overview of VA Research

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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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New class of drugs can treat some serious COVID-19 infections Listen (01:00)

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