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Lithium does not appear to improve suicide risk

Lithium does not appear to improve suicide risk

Telemedicine could help reduce emergency department overcrowding

Smartphone app aims to help prevent Veteran suicide

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 Columbus Freeman of Arkansas, who served 17 years in the National Guard, underwent two amputations on his left leg—first below the knee, and then above—as the result of vascular blockages. A new VA-DoD study is looking at the long-term outcomes of Veterans who suffered severe vascular injuries but did not have their limb amputated.

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VA researchers making major breakthroughs to improve lives of veterans (11/05/2021)

WJLA-TV (ABC-7) in Washington, DC, highlighted the national VA research program in a “7Salutes” segment for Veterans Day.... Read more

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Gastrointestinal Health

Gastrointestinal Health
Gastroenterology is a medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the digestive system. Such disorders may involve the digestive tract, the pancreas, the liver, or the gallbladder. .. Learn more

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