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VA-led research finds PET scans important for ruling out Alzheimer's disease

VA-led research has found that a form of brain imaging—the amyloid PET scan—is important for ruling out Alzheimer's disease, one of the most common forms of dementia. ... (09/26/2022)

At-home brain stimulation and talk therapy show promise treating chronic pain and PTSD

VA researchers have shown that an entirely home-based transcranial stimulation treatment for chronic pain is feasible and could help Veterans with co-occurring pain and PTSD.... (09/26/2022)

Growing Rural Outreach through Veteran Engagement

Members at the GROVE center assist VA researchers who seek to engage rural Veterans in their studies.... (09/13/2022)

Innovative psychotherapy eases headache symptoms for Veterans with brain injuries

A new type of psychotherapy shows promise in easing headache symptoms in Veterans with mild traumatic brain injuries.... (08/24/2022)

Genes involved in heart disease are similar across all populations, VA study finds

The genes involved in coronary heart disease, the most common form of heart disease, appear to be nearly the same for everyone, according to a VA study. ... (08/03/2022)

Veterans with PTSD subtype show brain disruptions and more chronic PTSD

Veterans with a PTSD subtype characterized by executive function impairments had more chronic PTSD over time and disrupted brain connectivity, found a VA study.... (07/28/2022)

Study outlines guidance for treating cancer patients who show a problematic pattern of opioid use

A new study has outlined much-needed guidance for treating cancer patients who experience a problematic pattern of opioid use.... (07/26/2022)

Genetic testing may benefit patients with depression

A new VA study finds that pharmacogenomic testing can help providers avoid prescribing medications that may have undesirable outcomes.... (07/12/2022)

MVP study offers new insights on genetic risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

A VA Million Veteran Program study identified 77 locations on the human genome that affect risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.... (07/06/2022)

An Accidental AI Professional

Presidential innovation fellow Agata Ciesielski has worked to develop strategies to promote AI solutions across the VA enterprise.... (07/01/2022)

VA ear surgeon studies management of severe hearing loss in Veterans

A VA researcher and ear surgeon in NY Harbor is studying the management of severe hearing loss in Veterans.... (07/01/2022)

Exercise may be useful treatment option for Veterans with PTSD

Based on preliminary evidence, researchers determined that exercise has promise for reducing the severity of PTSD symptoms in Veterans.... (06/28/2022)

Veteran disability payments led to fewer hospitalizations

Increasing disability payments led to fewer hospitalizations for Vietnam Veterans with diabetes, but did not lower death rates.... (06/22/2022)

Air Force Veteran among 10 new awardees in VA diversity, equity, and inclusion research program

VA's Office of Research and Development has issued 10 new research awards to support early career investigators from minority backgrounds.... (06/13/2022)

Height may be risk factor for multiple health conditions

A large genetic study by the VA Million Veteran Program has found that a person's height may also affect their risk for several common health conditions in adulthood.... (06/02/2022)

VA researcher leads project to evaluate Veteran screening for malnutrition

A research dietitian is leading a project at the Phoenix VA to evaluate the malnutrition screening of Veterans admitted to the hospital.... (05/23/2022)

Mapping out the human genome

A VA program that sequences Veterans' genomes is collaborating with an NIH initiative to advance genetic discoveries for Veterans.... (05/19/2022)

VA Launches Scott Hannon Initiative for Precision Mental Health

VA's Office of Mental Health has launched a new initiative to identify brain biomarkers in Veterans.... (05/17/2022)

Self-reliance may affect acceptance of mental health treatment in Veterans

Veterans with anxiety or depression were less likely to use mental health care if they also had high levels of grit, found a VA study.... (05/02/2022)

Study: economic burden of PTSD 'staggering'

A new study finds that the national economic burden of PTSD exceeds the financial cost of other common mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.... (04/25/2022)

Cultivating the Cancer-Fighting Power of Neoantigens

Select proteins called neoantigens can activate the immune system to help destroy cancer.... (04/22/2022)

Black Veterans receive equal, or superior, lung cancer care in VA

Black Veterans with lung cancer receive comparable care, with equivalent, if not superior, treatment outcomes as white Veterans at VA.... (04/22/2022)

Screening for thoughts of suicide can identify missed chances to save lives, VA study says

A VA case review showed missed opportunities to screen a patient for thoughts of suicide in multiple visits to the emergency department.... (04/11/2022)

Advancing the science of transplantation

Early VA research uncovered knowledge that proved vital to transplanting a pig's heart into a human in a groundbreaking operation earlier this year... (03/24/2022)

Study finds ongoing mental health concerns for Vietnam Veterans

A data analysis finds that Veterans who served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War have a higher rate of mental health issues, compared with other Vietnam-era Veterans and non-Veterans.... (03/17/2022)

Open mic

Veterans are broadcasting their stories on a new VA podcast that emphasizes the importance of research to improve the lives of former service members.... (03/01/2022)

Help beyond housing

A VA program is helping homeless and recently housed Veterans flourish in their neighborhoods by supporting them in finding work and maintaining contact with family members.... (02/22/2022)

VA research spells out COVID's down-the-road risks for cardiovascular and mental health

In two studies, a team of VA researchers concluded that those infected with COVID-19 may experience long-term cardiovascular and mental health effects.... (02/16/2022)

Research roundup: E-cigs aren't safe

A VA researcher and colleagues summarized the evidence on the health dangers of vaping—including findings from some of their own work—in a recent review article. ... (02/15/2022)

Photos shed light on food insecurity in post 9/11 Veterans

Photographs taken by Veterans can help researchers and community organizations understand the factors that underlie food insecurity.... (02/14/2022)


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