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Mouse study probes nicotine addiction from e-cigarettes

Mouse study probes nicotine addiction from e-cigarettes

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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

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Rural Health

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Many Veterans who rely on VA for their health care live in remote areas—in some cases, hundreds of miles from the nearest VA facility. Providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to these Veterans is a challenge... Learn more

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Media Reports

Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls
(U.S. News & World Report, July 30, 2019)

Middle Age Now a High-Risk Time for Bad Falls

Photo: ©iStock/Lokibaho

New research shows serious falls are a significant risk among middle-aged adults, mainly because of multiple prescription medications, along with alcohol and illegal drug use. Read more

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