Charlie Searles

Identifying new targets for treating the number one killer

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is the number one killer of Americans and the leading cause of hospitalization in the VA health care system. Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process that develops in arteries because of the presence of risk factors...
Bill Shafer

Defining how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics

Antibiotics have saved millions of lives and prevented serious medical consequences from infections since their introduction in the mid-20th century. Unfortunately, over the years bacteria evolved many ways to counter the action of antibiotics. Presently, in the...
Elizabeth Vaughan

Optimizing care for older Veterans and those living with Parkinson disease

Parkinson disease, while known for the motor symptoms such as tremor, slowness of movement and stiffness, is also associated with non-motor symptoms such as sleep disruption, constipation and urinary symptoms. The urinary symptoms in Parkinson's are similar to...
George Beck

Prevention of Fractures: A significant health intervention that may improve longevity and quality of life in the aging veteran population

The human skeleton performs numerous functions critical to overall health. A decline in bone health, which can occur in response to disease, medical treatment, or simple aging, can lead to serious health issues, including increased risk of fracture. The most serious,...

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