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Study probes impact of stress on Coast Guardsmen’s mental health

Study probes impact of stress on Coast Guardsmen’s mental health

Older women especially susceptible to blood pressure spikes during exercise 

Expanding VA home-based primary care to American Indian communities

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Navy Veteran Pernell Baker is a patient at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center. VA patients like him took 
part in guided tour research at other VA sites to let researchers know their thoughts and feelings about the care they receive.

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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

See also: Million Veteran Program (MVP), VA sponsored Clinical Trials

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Afghanistan/Iraq Veterans

Afghanistan/Iraq Veterans

Restoring ill and injured Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to their highest level of functioning when they return home is an important challenge facing VA researchers... Learn more

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Fire ants may hold key to psoriasis treatment

Fire ants may hold key to psoriasis treatment

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Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News covered a study led by a researcher with VA and Emory University that points to a potential treatment for psoriasis—a potentially debilitating condition that affects up to 6 million U.S. patients—in the venom of fire ants. The researchers successfully tested compounds in mice that they developed from solenopsin, the toxic chemical in fire ant venom. The study appeared in Scientific Reports.

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