VA Health

VA dietician offers steps to keep New Year’s resolutions by setting “smart” goals

The formula for making attainable goals and getting them to stick is to make "smart" goals which focus on replacing bad habits with good habits.


Volunteer helps brighten the lives of Veterans

The Volunteer Caregiver Support Program at the VA SORCC (Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center and Clinics) matches older Veterans with volunteers who live …



My life, my story: Honoring the voices and experiences of Veterans

Following college, Richard Brye enlisted in the Army and was selected for a top-secret mission in a new unit within the Defense Department. This is his story.


Focus on Veterans’ vision: A glance at innovative vision research underway in Atlanta

At the Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation, based at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, VA is pursuing a number of innovative projects aimed at …


New regulation changes copayment cost of outpatient medication

Effective February 27, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will change the federal regulations concerning copayments charged to Veterans for …


“Giving Tree” at Providence VA provides gifts for Veterans’ families

VA Employees Help Brighten the Holidays for Veterans’ Families The Providence VA Medical Center distributed an estimated $60,000 worth of toys, bikes and …


Talking about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans – Part 2

The National Gulf War Resource Center, an advocacy group for Gulf War Veterans, spoke to VA Secretary Bob McDonald about health care, research and benefits …


Talking about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans – Part 1

The National Gulf War Resource Center (NGWRC), an advocacy group for Gulf War Veterans, spoke to VA Secretary Bob McDonald about health care, research and …


Veteran loses 30 pounds in VA’s MOVE! program

From the MOVE! Program and Wellness Center to nutrition counseling and free weekly fitness classes, VA Butler Healthcare has plenty of resources and …


Extraordinary Texas VA nurse recognized by national organization

The first DAISY Award recipient for VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System is Melody Morris. Morris has 39 years of nursing experience and has …


Gold status winners named in “Shark Tank” competition as part of VHA’s Diffusion of Excellence Initiative

VA's Veterans Health Administration (VHA) leaders have named 13 "gold status" practices following a competition last November.