VA Health

Veterans who should be tested for Hepatitis C

If you served during the Vietnam era or were born between 1945 and 1965, you are at high risk for hepatitis C, a serious liver disease. Get tested ASAP. VA …


Veterans getting healthier with martial arts

Air Force Veteran Kevin Chagnon lost 85 pounds and put his black belt back on to help other Veterans lose weight, learn karate and get healthy with VA’s …


VA Video Connect delivers prompt care for Veterans with spinal cord injuries

Just 13 months after VA Video Connect’s launch, there have been more than 130,000 successful Video Connect encounters.


Identifying Veterans at highest risk for suicide

VA has a program called REACH VET which identifies Veterans at highest risk for suicide. It identified 30,000 Veterans in its first year. A study calls the …


Prescription Refills for Veterans on the Road

With OneVA, Veterans enrolled in VA health care can now easily refill their prescriptions while on the road. Register at your VAMC for this new convenient …


VA Medicine: Future Trends in GI Endoscopy

A New York VA doctor evaluates Veterans with wireless capsule endoscopy…a capsule swallowed by a patient which digitally captures images that are …


Salem VA Medical Center and local media outlet partner to discuss health care for Veterans

Since August, experts from the Salem VA Medical Center have appeared each Wednesday on WFXR’s morning show to discuss services and resources for Veterans.


End of fiscal year star ratings show large improvement at VA medical centers across nation

VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report shows 66 percent of VA medical centers have improved in overall quality in the third …


October 2018 is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

HARLINGEN, Texas — October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs remains committed to helping Veterans, …


Manchester VA holds community provider education summit

The summit brought together community providers in New Hampshire and VA staff to learn about VA’s community care claims and reimbursement process.


Recovering Veterans are a tight-knit group

In Milwaukee, Veterans with PTSD and other issues enjoy a unique elective treatment: knitting. It helps them cope and focus, it’s calming and they are …


ICYMI: Facebook Live event demos VA’s Video Connect technology

Veterans are using VA Video Connect in record numbers. Since its release last year, more than 100,000 video visits have been logged using the application.