• Study yields insight on factors predicting response to PTSD treatments

    Dr. Sheila Rauch, director of mental health research and program evaluation at the Atlanta VA Health Care System, led the study. Despite the surprising finding, she says Veterans with PTSD should not delay treatment thinking that their symptoms will improve over time.

  • VA researcher tests condensed form of psychotherapy to treat PTSD patients

    Prolonged exposure for primary care (PE-PC) uses essentially the same concepts in a briefer format, with a less demanding in-session time commitment (four to eight 30-minute sessions versus 8 to 15 90-minute sessions). Plus, all of the treatment is done in a primary care setting.

  • Researchers optimistic about ability of anti-inflammatory drug to treat COVID-19 patients

    It was once under the radar of much of the medical community. Now, research by Dr. Vincent Marconi and Dr. Raymond Schinazi has expanded into a potentially impactful finding in the search for treatments to the COVID-19 virus.

  • Veterans experience hope and healing through partnerships

    We Honor Veterans - National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with VA to care for Veterans at the end of life. Healing for Veterans with other than honorable discharges.

  • Researchers try new approach to potentially blinding eye disease

    A VA pilot study yielded promising results on a device to detect early diabetic retinopathy and a drug to potentially reverse the symptoms.

  • Blood test could predict future diabetes in Vets

    The random plasma glucose test predicts who is at risk of developing diabetes within five years, according to a VA study. The finding could help Veterans avoid the disease or get earlier treatment.

  • Atlanta VA doctor assists patients in native Puerto Rico

    Dr. Norberto Fas knew he needed to help his fellow Puerto Ricans following the destruction left by Hurricane Maria when it made landfall Sept. 20. The storm’s powerful 140-mph winds and destructive surge left much of the Caribbean island without potable water, electricity, or adequate health care. 

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