VA Health

Youth volunteer steps up during pandemic

Brooke Jackowski wanted to do her part to help Veterans. She currently serves as a screener to safeguard the health of those entering our facility and has …


Houston VA begins clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

In July, Houston VA became the first VA facility to participate in an international trial evaluating the therapeutic benefit of a drug as a treatment for …


VA ICU treatment improves patient outcomes

The ICU Liberation Bundle aligns people and technology to evaluate Veterans whole health, enabling nurses to provide holistic treatment to move patients …


Eight VA facilities recognized for patient experience achievements

These VA Medical Centers and employees were recognized for leading America's largest health care system in patient experience improvements.


Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #41 – Breathing for stress relief

Breath--something we do 20,000 times a day--is one of the body’s most important functions, and one that we can notice in every moment. 


Meditation linked to lower cardiovascular risk

Previous studies have suggested that meditation may have beneficial effects on a number of conditions. A 2017 American Heart Association scientific …


Dr. Richard Stone: #IWearAMaskFor America

Dr. Richard Stone: Veterans will always be seen as leaders because of their service to the nation. During COVID-19, they continue to lead in their …


Twenty years a Veteran, 30 years as doctor to Veterans

Dr. David Eibling has spent 50 years in health care, 20 on active duty and 30 in VA. “I’ve elected to stay in VA for 30 years to do what I enjoy doing. …


Chemo care continues through COVID

Veterans Robert Taney and Robert Tomlinson were able to get their chemotherapy treatments safely throughout the pandemic due to the professionalism and …


VA, caregivers work together to help ailing Veterans

It is a tough, labor-of-love, kind of job. VA partners with family member caregivers to help provide critical round-the-clock support of their Veterans.


Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #40 – Mindful Body Scan

A mindful body scan makes us aware of how our body is feeling and bring us into the present moment. This is a type of mindfulness that connects our breath …


Some tips to help you sleep

Insomnia can develop due to stress. Loss of sleep itself can become a new stressor. Here are some sleep strategies that can help keep sleep on track and …