Luke Brewster, MD, PhD

Improving Vascular Health and Function in Veterans

Aging is associated with stiffening and blockages of blood vessels that can reduce blood flow causing injury to muscle and skin. Veterans are particularly vulnerable to this disease, called Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). If untreated, PAD can be progressive and...
Jeanie Park, MD

Understanding Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with PTSD

The effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on patients' mental health and well-being has been increasingly recognized. However, PTSD also increases risk of developing cardiovascular disease and hypertension. Understanding how PTSD causes these effects on the...
Jeffrey Boatright

New Strategies to Prevent Vision Loss

Many veterans have glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), or vision loss caused by damage to the retina, the back layer of the eyeball where specialized cells detect light. In some cases, this damage is progressive and leads to blindness. While some of...
Drew Moghanaki

Lung cancer screening to save Veterans’ lives

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) cares for thousands of Veterans diagnosed with lung cancer each year. Veterans experience a greater risk of lung cancer, and lung cancer is frequently diagnosed at advanced stages when chances for effective treatment and...
Shah Lab

Using Smartphones to Change Lifestyles and Save Lives

Coronary heart disease is the largest cause of death amongst veterans. Although cardiac rehabilitation is a life-saving program for patients with heart disease, few veterans (

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