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VHA Talks: Better, faster access to care through clinical pharmacists

The Increasing Access to Pharmacy Care Through Clinical Pharmacy Specialists program aims to better unify and direct the use of clinical pharmacists so …


Amputee Veteran walks with positive attitude

Veteran Mac McEnery is walking with new prosthetic feet and shares his enthusiasm for his new activities with everyone. VA staff attribute his success to …


Thousands of Veterans have quit smoking

VA’s Better Starts Today campaign encourages Veterans to consider how their lives will improve after they quit smoking. Hashtag #BetterStartsToday – …


‘Connect Your Docs’: Salem VA discusses Veterans Health Information Exchange Program

Veterans that receive their health care through VA's health care system, can sign up for a“Connect Your Docs,” VA's Veterans Health Information …


Sharing decisions helps Veterans manage Diabetes

For the millions of Veterans with diabetes, VA and DoD are implementing new guidelines calling for the patient, their family, and their health care team to …


Veterans Day 2018 – A photo album of memories

Every day is Veterans Day at VA. To all those who have served, and those serving today, we thank you for your service. Here is a photo album of Veterans …


The Art of Nourishment: VA dietitian discusses mindful eating

Start with simple steps, like setting an intention at the beginning of each meal, practicing self-compassion, or giving your full attention to your first …


Finding homes for homeless Veterans in Rhode Island

It’s known as HUD-VASH and it helps homeless Veterans and their families find a home. Here’s one example of how it works in the Rhode Island area where …


Veteran thankful for Panama City VA Outpatient Clinic

Coast Guard Veteran Randall Akins selects an apple at VA’s Veterans Canteen Service mobile vehicle. The mobile vehicle is deployed to provide hot meals …


On Veterans Day a Vet says Thank You to all Vets

Former Army Captain Hope Nelson reflects this Veterans Day on how the oaths she took embody a special bond with all Veterans and why she feels it is a …


NYT’s Dave Philipps refuses to report both sides in VA hospital ratings story

In addition to ignoring VA’s numerous, comprehensive responses, Philipps falsely implied that VA gave almost no comment and did not engage much with him …


Helping Veterans stop unnecessary medications

Noticing patients on more than 15-20 medicines, Dr. Sara Swathy Battar created a simple and innovative tool to reduce or stop unnecessary, harmful and …