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Parkinson’s patients more likely to get recommended care with new model

Parkinson’s patients more likely to get recommended care with new model


Molecular delivery system takes arthritis drugs directly to joints


Racial mortality disparities in VA


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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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Media Reports

Penn study finds genetic differences between heavy drinkers and alcoholics
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 7, 2019)

Penn study finds genetic differences between heavy drinkers and alcoholics

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An analysis based on genetic and health data from nearly 275,000 Veteran participants in VA’s Million Veteran Program found genetic distinctions between heavy drinkers and alcoholics. The study appeared in the journal Nature Communications.

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