• Million Veteran Program study offers new insights on genetic risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    NAFLD is a growing cause of liver disease. It has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 25% in adults. In the United States, that prevalence is projected to climb to nearly 34% by 2030.

  • New heart failure treatment improves Veteran quality of life

    Michael Clayton, an Army and Navy Veteran, was the first VA patient in the country to receive an innovative new heart procedure.

  • Lab studies seek hormone-based obesity treatment

    Dr. James E. Blevins of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System completed the study with colleagues from Seattle Children’s Research Institute; the University of Washington; Harvard Medical School; and OXT Therapeutics, Inc. The research focused on ASK1476, a human-made peptide with a structure similar to that of oxytocin.

  • Aquatic therapy helps Veterans overcome physical and cognitive challenges

    Aquatic therapy helps Veterans overcome physical and cognitive challenges. Sixty-minute sessions are offered for patients in a heated swimming pool at Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville Florida.

  • Dallas VA study treats Veterans with chronic sleep problems

    VA North Texas treats some 20,000 patients each year for related issues in its Positive Airway Program (PAP) for sleep disorders.

  • One-two punch of medication plus lifestyle changes helps Veterans with weight loss

    The study examined data for 43 local Veterans who were enrolled in the NY-MOVE! weight-loss program and who were prescribed an obesity medication. The most commonly prescribed medications at the local level were metformin (Glucophage), liraglutide, and phentermine/topiramate.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Navy Veteran Dick

    Navy Veteran Dick got a second lease on life when his VA doctor helped him to lose almost a hundred pounds. Now, back to an active, healthy lifestyle, he credits VA with the win.

  • Minority women at greater risk of heart disease

    Minority women at greater risk of heart disease. VA providers specializing in women’s health can give you information about lowering your risk factors. Diet and exercise changes lower your risks.

  • VA’s Women’s Health Transition Training brings information to transitioning service women

    Training conducted virtually by a woman Veteran who has experience with VA services. Women from various VA clinics and facilities around the country answer questions about specific women’s services.

  • Women’s Health Transition Training

    VA’s Women’s Health Transition Training program will be offered virtually twice a day through mid-December to allow more women to attend. Focus is educating Servicewomen on the services offered by VA.

  • NASH – the disease you’ve probably never heard of

    NASH=Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis. NASH is the most severe form of NAFLD. NAFLD affects an estimated 1 out of 4 adults in the United States. Veteran Lorenzo shares his story to help others learn about NAFLD.

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