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Biological pathways of suicide risk identified

Biological pathways of suicide risk identified

Statin use disparities

Many VA health care enrollees purchase outside insurance

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Volunteering in VA Research

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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Media Reports

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines effective in cirrhosis patients, study finds (07/14/2021)

mRNA COVID-19 vaccines effective in cirrhosis patients, study finds U.S. veterans experiencing cirrhosis, or damage to the liver, and who also received an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine saw high levels of protection against virus-related hospitalization and death, a study found.... Read more

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Overview of VA Research

Overview of VA Research

Research Topic of the Day

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 30,000 to 32,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the United States. About 20 percent of those who complete the act of suicide are Veterans. .. Learn more

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 VA Research Nugget of the Day

VA researchers create nicotine patch to help people stop smoking - Listen (01:00)


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