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Traveling? Pack VA in your carry-on

VA offers many different virtual health care tools to Veterans with health concerns who are traveling, from remote connection from My HealtheVet to …


VA now transplanting kidneys that are positive for hepatitis C

A team from the Iowa City VA Health Care System successfully transplanted hep C positive kidneys into four Veteran patients, then immediately began the …


Vets learn playing the guitar helps them relax and escape depression

Learning the guitar is just one of the art therapy approaches to help Veterans at this Community Living Center relax and socialize. It also reduces stress …


3-D printing technology brings innovation to South Texas VA

South Texas VA’s senior prosthetist, Gordon Bosker presented 3-D printing technologies as part of South Texas’ Research Week celebration.


The job of preventing suicides one case at a time

Two Suicide Prevention Coordinators on the Gulf Coast define their job as helping those who have served and getting them the access to whatever care they …


4 ways to keep a healthy body and mind as we age

Lifestyle choices we make from a young age can affect how we age. It’s important to start eating well, exercising, and taking care of our bodies early on.


Nearly 100,000 Veterans cured of Hepatitis C

VA is on track to eliminate hepatitis C in eligible Veterans enrolled in VA care. We also want to make sure all homeless Veterans are vaccinated for …


Telehealth working well for rural Veterans

This Air Force military police and Vietnam Veteran has had three heart attacks and needs cardiac rehabilitation. He does it from home using a telehealth …


VA North Texas honors and educates during National Women’s Health Week

In 2009, women comprised 8 percent of the total Veteran population in the United States. By 2035, they are projected to make up 15 percent of all living …


Other-than-honorable discharge?

If you have an other-than-honorable discharge, you can still receive mental health treatment at a VA medical center. For combat Veterans who served at …


How lifestyle changes can decrease risk of chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation, can have a negative impact on our body. Lifestyle changes can decrease our risk of chronic inflammation.


VA research: Leap forward in precision cancer care

APOLLO is a complex acronym for a data collection project with an important goal: individualized cancer treatment. VA is working with federal partners in …