VA Health

VA’s VITAL program helps student Veterans

VA’s VITAL program is a multi-faceted initiative designed to help Veterans achieve their academic goals while supporting them with mental health and …


Health, wellness an important component of Golden Age Games

The event is designed to enhance the quality of life for Veterans ages 55 and older, including those with a wide range of disabilities.


Colorado’s new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center is open for business

On July 31, 2018, the new Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center opened their doors to treat their first patients; setting the tone for future VA Hospitals.


Hearing Loss Services for Enrolled Veterans – No Referral Needed

Veterans’ enrolled in VA health care are eligible for comprehensive audiology diagnostic evaluations. They may call or visit their VA audiology clinic …


Google volunteers and Veterans meet at Palo Alto VA to improve job seeking skills

More than 40 Veterans attended a unique event in June as a large team of recruiters from Google descended upon the VA Palo Alto’s Menlo Park campus to …


Brain cancer doesn’t stop retired Army colonel from competing in Golden Age Games

Ed Gayagas is competing in the National Veterans Golden Age Games for the eighth time. His participation, however, is more special than any time before. …


Army Veteran and NYC police detective shares her experience fighting breast cancer

Lucretia Gayle is an Army Veteran and NYC police detective. In addition to dealing with bad guys, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She shared her …


The VHA Innovation Experience is coming and you’re invited

Innovation is at the forefront of all VA care. As the largest integrated health care system in the country, VA not only cares for our nation’s Veterans, …


VA dietitian offers healthy eating tips for breastfeeding moms

Every mother’s milk supply is individualized and there is no “special breastfeeding diet,” however these five tips will help maintain a healthy …


Veteran says VA health care and his “quick draw” does wonders for him

Army Veteran James “Diamond Back Billy” Alphin was diagnosed with a syndrome he, and most people had never heard of. Excellent care from VA and advice …


Army Veteran Jimmy Green says the annual national wheelchair games “opened the door to the rest of my life.”

Army Veteran Jimmy Green has been competing in the wheelchair games for 22 years and has won 67 medals. He enjoys seeing new Veterans participate because …


VHA’s Telehealth Emergency Medicine uses holiday to test systems, prepare for emergency responses

Through telehealth technologies, VA can now get to disaster zones much more quickly to aid local and federal emergency teams with their efforts.