Strategies to prevent vision loss in patients with retinal disease

Blinding retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma affect over 10 million people in the United States. Unfortunately, there are no cures for these conditions. When patients are diagnosed with a retinal disease, they...

Edible-derived nanoparticles: an attractive treatment strategy for inflammatory bowel diseases and colitis associated colon cancer

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a broad term that describes conditions with chronic and recurring inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with IBD have severe abdominal cramping and diarrhea. The two most common forms of IBD are ulcerative colitis, in...

PTSD – Rauch

A major disorder affecting veterans in the 21st century is post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Many patients with PTSD never seek effective treatment or do not stay in treatment long enough to receive an effective dose. Effective PTSD treatments include certain...

Enhancing Resilience and Adaptive Factors to Ease PTSD and Depression

Aliza Wingo, MD, MSc is a Staff Psychiatrist and Investigator at the Atlanta VA Health Care System. Many veterans whom she sees in her clinic have symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. Wingo wants to understand the genetic factors...

Preventing Fracture by Enlisting the Immune System to Counteract Osteoporosis

Bone fractures are a serious medical problem for older Americans, including veterans. Almost one-half of all women and one-third of all men are likely to suffer a hip fracture in their older years, and almost one-third of those who break a hip will die within a year....

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