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TBI and psychiatric conditions may lead to greater suicide risk

TBI and psychiatric conditions may lead to greater suicide risk

Parents' PTSD linked to children's psychosocial problems

Study suggests steps to curb anesthesia-related adverse events


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Navy Veteran Pernell Baker is a patient at the Washington, DC, VA Medical Center. VA patients like him took 
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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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