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Reducing opioid dose in long-term therapy may be beneficial, but evidence is limited

Reducing opioid dose in long-term therapy may be beneficial, but evidence is limited

Lower natriuretic peptide levels found in racial groups more prone to hypertension and diabetes

Patients comfortable receiving text messages about HIV testing


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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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Study: No racial gap in survival after VA artery procedures

Study: No racial gap in survival after VA artery procedures

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Reuters Health and other news outlets covered a VA study, published in JAMA Cardiology, that found no independent association between race and one-year survival rates in more than 42,000 Veterans who had undergone procedures to clear blocked arteries at VA hospitals. Studies on non-VA populations have found higher mortality among blacks after various heart procedures. The authors of the VA study say it is the "largest modern analysis to date of the influence of race on cardiovascular outcomes among US veterans."

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