VA Health

Veterans: How to prevent skin infections

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin caused by bacteria. It can occur anywhere on your body, and the area that is most commonly affected is your lower …


Veterans: Ready for your cholesterol quiz?

Too much cholesterol can cause a sticky substance (plaque) to build up in your blood vessels. This plaque can block blood vessels and cause heart attacks …


Join the Great American Spit Out to kick chewing tobacco

There are very serious health risks associated with chewing tobacco such as cancer of the mouth, cancer of the esophagus, risk of heart disease, tooth …


Honoring those who served this National Salute to Veteran Patients week

All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You …


Veterans benefit from Intermediate Care Technician program

Thousands of Veterans across the VA health care system are benefiting from the Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) program, which employs military-trained …



Veterans, smiles and a dog named Honor

In early January the VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Okla., became a brighter, cheerier place with the arrival of its newest staff member. Her name is …


VA dietitian offers heart-healthy choices for Valentines Day

Before you buy a box of chocolates to celebrate Valentine’s Day read the label. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cocoa and avoid chocolates …


Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here’s information on treatment, …


Veterans cruising down memory lane

The scent of rubber tires, car engines and used motor oil fills the air; no matter what direction you turn, the smells are inescapable. Not a great way to …


VA “going red” for Veterans during heart health month

It took the threat of dealing with a medical emergency overseas for Beverly Buchanan to push doctors for an explanation to what was causing the symptoms …


Social worker helps make Veteran’s final dream come true

Rebecca Golden was diagnosed with lung cancer and given a terminal prognosis. A dream trip to Hawaii appeared as if it would only be that: a dream - until …