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Insight on how subtle cognitive difficulties predict decline

Insight on how subtle cognitive difficulties predict decline


Sense of purpose may protect against cognitive decline


Benefits of testosterone therapy limited; more research needed


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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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VA doctors are using artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer
(Military Times, Feb. 9, 2020)

VA doctors are using artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer


As reported in The Military Times and other media outlets, researchers at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa have developed an artificial intelligence tool for analyzing pathology slides of lung and colon tissue and diagnosing cancers. Read more

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