VA Health

Veterans beating a silent killer

Munroe, a Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran living in Brooksville, Fla., was first diagnosed with the chronic liver disease more than eight years ago.


VA supports ‘Great American Spit Out,’ encouraging Veterans to quit smokeless tobacco

VA is urging Veterans with smokeless tobacco habits to participate in the “Great American Spit Out” on Feb. 23.


Can yoga ease your PTSD? VA wants to find out

A VA psychologist in Indiana is exploring the effects yoga might have on Veterans suffering with posttraumatic stress disorder.


Recreation therapy & creative arts therapy for Veterans

February is Recreation Therapy Month, time to recognize the importance of Recreation Therapy and the Creative Arts Therapies (Art, Dance, Drama, and Music) …


This February is American heart health month. Do you know your numbers?

VA is partnering with the American Heart Association to raise awareness about heart health for women Veterans by asking them to Know Your Numbers (Blood …


National reimbursement agreement between VA and the Indian Health Service extended through 2019

Recently extended through June 30, 2019, the agreement will continue to improve the Veteran experience with community care by providing timely access to …


VA Community Care partners with providers to expand mental health services

Last fiscal year, VA provided mental health treatment to more than 1.6 million Veterans, resulting in over 21 million encounters. Of those, more than …


Checkmating Alzheimer’s: Birmingham VAMC uses ‘brain games’ to promote sharp minds in older Veterans

Chess, a classic “brain game” is a mentally stimulating activity that has been shown to promote brain health and may also decrease the risk of …


VA’s national salute to Veteran patients

Concerts, Valentines, and a lot of Americans saying Thank You…all part of VA’s National Salute to Veteran Patients. Along with a chance for you to …


Relationship building: Enhancing Veteran access and the digital healthcare experience

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is hard to avoid a host of online articles about how to make relationships work. Trust, fostered by honesty and open …


Marine Veteran: “My service dog Amos has changed my life.”

When Veteran Anthony Mazzone first met his service dog, it was emotional. “It was a tear jerker when I first met Amos and learned what he already knew …


VA dietitians suggest homemade smoothies as a heart-healthy option

A great way to take care of your heart is to live a healthy lifestyle which includes what you eat and drink.