VA Health

Cervical cancer screening for women Veterans more important than non-Veterans

Routine cervical cancer screening is a vital undertaking in high-risk, geographically mobile Veterans, for whom access can also be more difficult because …


Ten years in recovery, Veteran is a “Good Damn Man”

In 1966, when he was just 18 years old and still in high school in Wadesboro, N.C., Kenneth Williams enlisted in the Marine Corps. He went to fight in …


VA chaplain’s 33-year career dedicated to ministering to Veterans

Chaplain Jeni Cook, Deputy Director of the National VA Chaplain Center, has devoted her 33-year VA career to ministering to Veterans spiritual health and …


Can spiritual therapy ease PTSD for Veterans?

A researcher associated with the Augusta VA in Georgia is conducting a survey to see if Veterans coping with PTSD might be interested in having …


Veteran grateful his nurse made the call

Back in November, a Veteran failed to show up for his appointment at the Las Cruces clinic in New Mexico. His nurse, Linda Perez, immediately got a bad …


VA dietitians outline their roles at various VA facilities and health care settings

Dietitians play an integral part in a Veteran’s care at VA. Dietitians work in a variety of setting from acute-care hospital or community living …


VA’s Center for Minority Veterans looks to increase participation in the Million Veteran Program

This campaign is an integral part of its ongoing outreach to minority Veterans via the Million Veteran Program coordinator program, virtual town hall …


Just a click away: Resources for aging Veterans

Please take this opportunity to view a 5-minute tour of the VA Office of Geriatrics and Extended Care (GEC) website, This tour provides a practical …


Important office that most Veterans have never heard of

Patient safety is the prevention of inadvertent harm or injury to patients. It includes the identification and control of hazards and vulnerabilities that …


Brain Trust event designed to inspire critical health solutions slated for Boston

Brain Trust 2017 will dive deeper into the areas of collaborative research as well as technological and sports innovations. The event will boldly endeavor …


VA Secretary: A debt of gratitude to organ transplant pioneer Dr. Thomas E. Starzl

The world of medical science lost a giant earlier this month. Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, who was a VA transplant surgeon and research scientist for more than 50 …


Veteran with TBI: “Failure is a beautiful thing”

In August 2003, Army Specialist Vincent Short’s life changed forever. He can’t remember much from that day in Iraq, and maybe that’s a good thing. …