VA Health

Women Veterans discover that fun conquers stress

Angela Lyon, a social worker and therapist at the Grand Island VA Medical Center in Nebraska, believes strongly in the power of preventative medicine. …


Fresno VA Medical Center’s nurse of the year

Meet Doca Merdjanoska from Macedonia, one of VA’s top nurses. Our continuing series of outstanding VA employees features a surgical department nurse at …


Faced with a prediabetic diagnosis, a Louisiana Veteran sheds weight with VA’s MOVE! program

This 62-year-old U.S. Army Veteran struggled with his weight for more than five years, was prediabetic and suffered from a host of preventable health-care …


Nationwide opioid epidemic prompts VA to implement life-saving idea

A Boston VA Health Care System employee saw an opportunity to improve reaction time to opioid overdoses, by training nearly 700 Veterans, staff members and …


Legacy of service: WWII, Korean War, Vietnam Veteran still winning at National Veterans Golden Age Games

Ira L. Walton was making ladies hats in Waco, Texas, when he got the draft notice for World War II. “When they called you,” he said, “You had to …


Arkansas student volunteer awarded scholarship “The best part is honoring our Veterans.”

Katie Gardner, a student volunteer at the VA Health Care System in Fayetteville, Arkansas, is the recipient of the James H. Parke Memorial Fund Youth …



VA Medical Center and Florida High School hold special graduation ceremony for young Veteran

Kaitlin “Kat” Cohn was just like any other young woman on her high school graduation day. She walked down the hallway in her cap and gown as Pomp and …


3-D printing program creates customized products to assist Veterans in their rehabilitation

A 3D printer employed by McGuire VA Medical Center allows engineering teams to create one-of-a-kind devices tailored for each patient to improve their …


VA facilities in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida educate Veterans on Hepatitis C

Since oral antiviral treatments became available in 2014, VA has treated more than 80,000 patients with Hep C nationwide and continues to treat about 2,000 …


Veterans: Protect your skin and your hearing

Do you know the difference in Ultraviolet B and Ultraviolet A sun’s rays? And what is a safe decibel (dB) level of noise? Here are a few quick handy …


Colon cancer screenings can save Veterans’ lives

Colon cancer is one of the most common diagnoses among both men and women in the United States. Approximately 4,000 Veterans are diagnosed with colon …