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Vets First Podcast S2 bonus: Learning about COVID-19 impact with Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo

In this episode of the Vets First Podcast, hosts Levi Sowers and Brandon Rea interview Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo, a pulmonologist, and assistant professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa. This episode was recorded in August 2021 during the height of the pandemic's Delta wave. We think this is an interesting look into COVID-19 with a critical care provider.

By |March 12th, 2022|Coronavirus, VA Podcast Network, Vets First|Comments Off on Vets First Podcast S2 bonus: Learning about COVID-19 impact with Dr. Alejandro Pezzulo

VA research spells out COVID’s down-the-road risks for cardiovascular and mental health

Al-Aly heads up both the Clinical Epidemiology Center and the Research and Development Service at the VA St. Louis Health Care System. He is also a nephrologist—a doctor who specializes in kidney disease—and a clinical epidemiologist with expertise in big data. His group analyzes huge data sets too complex for conventional computer software.

By |March 9th, 2022|Coronavirus, Health, Research|3 Comments

Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic: VA plays key role in identifying drugs to treat patients with the virus

To date, more than 60 VA medical centers have been involved in trials on COVID-19 therapeutics (see sidebar), including antiviral drugs such as remdesivir, monoclonal antibodies, convalescent plasma, and immunomodulators. Other therapeutics are in the pipeline for clinical trials, but only one has received FDA approval.

By |February 4th, 2022|Health, Research|2 Comments

Get vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect each other, health care workers: SecVA

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect others and health care workers from hospitalization and death, VA Secretary Denis McDonough said Jan. 19 at a Blue Star Families online forum.

By |January 19th, 2022|Secretary's Priorities, Top Stories|1 Comment
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