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New approach to target drug treatment to painful joints

New approach to target drug treatment to painful joints


Patient perspectives on opioids


Sailing therapy helpful in substance use disorders


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Historic Dixie brewery on Tulane Avenue reopening as new VA research facility
(The Times-Picayune)

Historic Dixie brewery on Tulane Avenue reopening as new VA research facility

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A historic brewery in New Orleans is reopening as a new, state-of-the-art VA research facility. Joseph Constans, associate chief of staff for research for the VA system in southeast Louisiana, described the facility as the "crown jewel" of the VA hospital campus, designed to support biomedical, clinical, and health-care-delivery research. Work in the new space will cover topics ranging from improving PTSD treatment to developing a non-addictive opioid-like painkiller.

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