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Group cohesion an important part of suicide prevention group therapy

Group cohesion an important part of suicide prevention group therapy


Less racial disparity in VA than non-VA care for bladder cancer


Lower risk of death from surgery in VA hospitals than outside facilities


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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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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) hurt the brain’s ability to send messages to the rest of the body. These injuries can result in paralysis, loss of feeling, chronic pain, and other serious medical problems. .. Learn more

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