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Lithium does not appear to improve suicide risk

Lithium does not appear to improve suicide risk


Telemedicine could help reduce emergency department overcrowding


Smartphone app aims to help prevent Veteran suicide


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VA researchers making major breakthroughs to improve lives of veterans (11/05/2021)

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Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease describes conditions ranging from high blood pressure to heart attacks and strokes. It is the number one killer of Americans, and the leading cause of hospitalization in the VA health care system. .. Learn more

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VA develops ways to lower number of inpatient Veteran suicides Listen (01:00)

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