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Studies on VA medical foster homes show good outcomes for Vets

Studies on VA medical foster homes show good outcomes for Vets

Guest(s): Dr. Cari Levy talks about the concept of the VA medical foster home, and explains what her studies have shown regarding this innovative model of long-term care for Veterans.

10-08-2019



Preventing colon cancer<br>VA initiative forging best practices for screening

Preventing colon cancer
VA initiative forging best practices for screening

Guest(s): Dr. Samir Gupta, chief of gastroenterology at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, talks about the VA Colonoscopy Collaborative, which aims to optimize VA’s effectiveness with colonoscopy and ultimately improve health outcomes for Veterans.

07-18-2019



Researchers explore Vet preferences for receiving results from genetic tests

Researchers explore Vet preferences for receiving results from genetic tests

Guest(s): Dr. Sara Knight discusses her study that is exploring the return of genetic results to research participants.

06-20-2019



Housing for homeless Veterans

Housing for homeless Veterans

Guest(s): Dr. Ann Elizabeth Montgomery discusses the HUD-VASH program and the types of living situations it offers Veterans. (Episode #28)

04-24-2019



Is alcohol healthy?

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Is alcohol healthy?
Study suggests even light drinking can shorten life

Guest(s): Dr. Sarah Hartz, a psychiatrist at the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System, discusses her study on alcohol consumption. (Episode #27)

04-10-2019



Study: Veterans with multiple brain injuries twice as likely to consider suicide, compared with those with one or none

Study: Veterans with multiple brain injuries twice as likely to consider suicide, compared with those with one or none

Guest(s): Dr. Robert Shura discusses his study on traumatic brain injury and suicidal ideation. (Episode #26)

02-15-2019



Mindfulness and PTSD: What does the research show?

Mindfulness and PTSD: What does the research show?

Guest(s): Drs. Lori Davis and J. Douglas Bremner discuss their research into mindfulness as a tool to help Veterans with PTSD. (Episode #25)

01-03-2019



VA researcher hopes genetic test can help in choosing right drug to reduce high cholesterol

VA researcher hopes genetic test can help in choosing right drug to reduce high cholesterol

Guest(s): Dr. Jason Vassy, a clinician and researcher at the VA Boston Healthcare System. (Episode #24)

09-21-2018



VA researcher tests Chinese mind-body exercise as therapy for Gulf War Veterans

VA researcher tests Chinese mind-body exercise as therapy for Gulf War Veterans

Guest(s): Dr. Barbara Niles, research psychologist in the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. (Episode #23)

07-26-2018



Dual use of VA and Medicare heightens risk for unsafe opioid use

Dual use of VA and Medicare heightens risk for unsafe opioid use

Guest(s): Dr. Walid Gellad of the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. (Episode #22)

06-28-2018



Challenges in tapering long-term opioid use

Challenges in tapering long-term opioid use

Guest(s): Dr. Joseph Frank of the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and the Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Care. (Episode # 21)

04-23-2018



Researcher examines if religion can cure feelings of guilt in Veterans with PTSD

Researcher examines if religion can cure feelings of guilt in Veterans with PTSD

Guest(s): Dr. Harold Koenig of the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University. (Episode #20)

04-03-2018



Understanding intimate partner violence in women Veterans

Understanding intimate partner violence in women Veterans

Guest(s): Dr. Katherine Iverson of the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System. (Episode #19)

03-14-2018



VA, CDC collaborate to fight infectious diseases

VA, CDC collaborate to fight infectious diseases

Guest(s): Dr. Heather Reisinger of the Iowa City VA Health Care System. (Episode #18)

02-27-2018



Reaching Veterans with chronic pain

Reaching Veterans with chronic pain

Guest(s): Dr. Steve Martino and Dr. Marc Rosen of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in New Haven. (Episode #17)

02-02-2018



Million Veteran Program

Million Veteran Program

Guest(s): Dr. Sumitra Muralidhar, program director for VA's Million Veteran Program (MVP). (Episode #16)

01-09-2018



Mental health care for Veterans with life-limiting illnesses

Mental health care for Veterans with life-limiting illnesses

Guest(s): Dr. Melissa Garrido with the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. (Episode #15)

11-30-2017



VA researcher leads landmark study on prostate cancer

VA researcher leads landmark study on prostate cancer

Guest(s): Dr. Timothy Wilt with the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. (Episode #14)

10-24-2017



Comparing psychotherapies for PTSD

Comparing psychotherapies for PTSD

Guest(s): Dr. Paula Schnurr, director of VA's National Center for PTSD. (Episode #13)

08-30-2017



Severely limiting opioid prescriptions may harm pain patients

Severely limiting opioid prescriptions may harm pain patients

Guest(s): Dr. Stefan Kertesz with the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Alabama. (Episode #12)

08-29-2017



Addressing homelessness in Veteran populations

Addressing homelessness in Veteran populations

Guest(s): Dr. Jack Tsai with the New England Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. (Episode #11)

08-22-2017



Researcher seeks answers to brain disorder in deceased Veterans, athletes

Researcher seeks answers to brain disorder in deceased Veterans, athletes

Guest(s): Dr. Ann McKee with the VA Boston Healthcare System. (Episode #10)

08-01-2017



Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI)

Guest(s): Dr. Amy Kilbourne, director of VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI). (Episode #9)

07-11-2017



Using mindfulness to combat heart disease in women Veterans

Using mindfulness to combat heart disease in women Veterans

Guest(s): Dr. Karen Saban with the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago. (Episode #8)

06-14-2017



OpenNotes in Mental Health Care

OpenNotes in Mental Health Care

Guest(s): Guest: Dr. Steven Dobscha, director of the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care at the VA Portland Health Care System. (Episode #7)

05-19-2017



Emotional Effects on Military Personnel, Veterans Bereaved by Suicide

Emotional Effects on Military Personnel, Veterans Bereaved by Suicide

Guest(s): Dr. Peter Gutierrez with the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. (Episode #6)

04-19-2017



Brief Interventions for Substance Use Disorders in Veterans with Hep C

Brief Interventions for Substance Use Disorders in Veterans with Hep C

Guest(s): Dr. Michael Cucciare with the South Central MIRECC in Little Rock, Arkansas. (Episode #5)

04-19-2017



Long-Term Study of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Long-Term Study of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Guest(s): Dr. William Walker of the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium and the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. (Episode #4)

03-15-2017



Needs of Veterans with Traumatic Upper-Limb Amputations

Needs of Veterans with Traumatic Upper-Limb Amputations

Guest(s): Dr. Linda Resnik with the Providence VA Medical Center in Rhode Island. (Episode #3)

03-02-2017



Substance Use Disorders in the Veteran Population

Substance Use Disorders in the Veteran Population

Guest(s): Dr. Keith Humphreys with VA’s Center for Innovation to Implementation in Palo Alto, California. (Episode #2)

02-09-2017



Biomarkers for Gulf War illness

Biomarkers for Gulf War illness

Guest(s): Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos, director of the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. (Episode #1)

01-30-2017




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