VA Health

Hyperbaric treatments offer new promise for Veterans with chronic PTSD

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) — first used in the 1930s to treat decompression sickness in deep sea divers — is now being offered through VA to a …


Veterans serving Veterans – The hero’s welcome program

Before the Hero’s Welcome volunteers meet with admitted Veterans at the Tucson VA Medical Center they go to the patient cafeteria and grab a cup of …


Veteran offers healthy holiday eating tips that won’t bring out your Grinch

Jim Mullarkey has been attending MOVE weight management classes at the Montana VA with his wife, Marie, for over a year. Since starting the classes, they …


Women Veterans: Retreat healthy and healing

Women Veterans attend Healing in Nature Retreat which promotes whole health and wellness to help women Veterans explore personal wellness goals. “My best …


Atlanta VA doctor assists patients in native Puerto Rico

Dr. Norberto Fas knew he needed to help his fellow Puerto Ricans following the destruction left by Hurricane Maria when it made landfall Sept. 20. The …


Veterans court success – honor returns

A dad and son embrace; both are sobbing. Two years earlier they were barely speaking. There is not a dry eye in the courtroom. “There is no other day …


Google uses VA expertise to help individuals identify signs of PTSD

Researchers at VA’s National Center for PTSD developed a simple and effective, medically-validated survey to test the likelihood of having PTSD.


VA seeks partnerships to build and improve health-care facilities to better serve Veterans

VA is seeking interest from potential partners who want to support efforts to build world-class health-care facilities for America’s Veterans.


VA using simple fix to improve E.R. visits

The VA is employing a relatively simple fix — known as the Rapid Access model — to make sure Veterans receive the follow-up care they need after being …


Veterans: Help end AIDS

This World AIDS Day, VA is encouraging Veterans to talk to their providers about their HIV status. Everyone should “say yes to the test” at least once. …



Veteran’s sculptures mark his path to recovery

For many of our Veterans arriving at our residential rehabilitation treatment programs, it is the hope in overcoming old scars, using new tools to make …