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Mental health conditions from combat exposure affects many lives.

Community reintegration of Veterans’ and their families are integral members of our community.

New developments in our current theaters have profound implications for the future of health care.

Investment in research builds on already-successful treatments and therapies.

Advancing the health and well being of our country's veterans through cutting-edge medical research and education leading to prevention, diagnosis, and management of disease and disability.

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Why support Veterans’ medical research?

number 01Mental health conditions

from combat exposure effects many lives.

number 02Community reintegration:

Veterans’ and their families are integral members of our community.

number 03New developments in our current theaters

have profound implications for the future of health care.

number 04Investment in research builds

on already-successful treatments and therapies.

number 05Patient education is critical

for self-management of disease and disability.

 


 VA Research Profiles are now online. >> Go

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Research Areas

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    Polytrauma

    and Blast-Related injuries

    One of four Polytrauma centers in the VA system, Minneapolis has studies to analyze the impact of blast injuries.

  • Slide 02

    Brain

    Sciences

    The VA collaborates with the University of Minnesota to study brain activity using magnetoencephalography. 

  • Slide 03

    Prosthetics

    A gait analysis laboratory helps evaluate new orthotic and prosthetic devices.

  • Slide 04

    Diabetes

    Nutrition

    Dietary management and controlling blood glucose in people with Type 2 Diabetes is a major research focus.

Reducing the impulse to be impulsive

Almost all of us are capable of doing things on impulse once in a while. Buying the occasional pair of shoes we don't need. Or eating another piece of pie when we know we are already full.

But for some people, impulsive behavior (also known as impulsivity) is a much more serious problem than the odd splurge on food or clothing. For these people, the inability to think before acting results in behavior that exhibits little or no sense of r

The cost of freedom is always high.