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Height loss linked to higher hip fracture risk in older men

Height loss linked to higher hip fracture risk in older men


Simulating feeling in amputated feet


Kidney transplant patients have lower risk of death when receiving VA care


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Instructor Dr. Randy Moore (left) and recent nursing graduate Chenoa Leopard meet with Birmingham VA patient 
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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



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Media Reports

Smoking, drinking, drugs may bring on early heart disease, report suggests (The Washington Post) (02/20/2021)

Smoking, drinking, drugs may bring on early heart disease, report suggests Smoking, drinking and drug use have long been linked to heart disease in older adults. A new study suggests that recreational substance use can bring on heart attacks, strokes and other cardiac events in earlier life, too...



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