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Non-specialists do as well as specialists at treating sleep apnea

Non-specialists do as well as specialists at treating sleep apnea

Review study finds antipsychotic drug a ‘reasonable treatment’ for PTSD

Rates of hospital admission after VA outpatient surgery

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

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Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: Study
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Long-Term Opioid Use Down Among U.S. Vets: Study

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Opioid prescriptions in the Veterans Health Administration have declined since peaking in 2012, a new VA study found. Key to the drop were decreases in long-term prescriptions, which carry greater risk for overdose and addiction. The study, published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, was led by a team at VA’s Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) in Iowa City.

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