VA Health

VA releases updated DOD list identifying Agent Orange sites outside of Vietnam

VA has released an updated DOD list of locations outside of Vietnam where tactical herbicides were used, tested or stored by the United States military.


Veterans learn to see differently through the camera lens

The Seeing Lens, a photography program at Lebanon VAMC, teaches mindfulness to Veterans in recovery. Each week focuses on a different aspect of recovery …


VIONE changes the way VA handles prescriptions

VIONE is a simple, user friendly medication management methodology used to reduce polypharmacy and improve patient safety, comfort, and medication …


VA Palliative Care Team helps make a dream come true

When Marine Corps Veteran Roland Guidry was diagnosed with cancer, his VA nurse arranged for the Dream Foundation to help him see his far-flung family. …


Improving access to specialty care with VA Video Connect

Thanks to VA Video-Connect, Veteran Kenneth Turner does not have to drive four hours for his physical therapy. Video Connect lets Veterans connect with …


Brain surgery relieves Parkinson’s symptoms of Army Veteran

In deep brain stimulation surgery, a small wire is placed into the brain to deliver electrical current. The current is an “off switch” for brain …


VA MISSION Act Making A Difference for Veterans

It's been six months: The MISSION Act is helping more Veterans access the care and services they need, when and where they need them.


App helps Veterans manage chemotherapy symptoms

Veterans with cancer can have adverse effects at home following chemotherapy. That’s why VA’s Minneapolis medical center is using Annie, VA’s text …


High school student collects 100 gift bags for homeless Veterans

A Mississippi high school senior collected more than 100 gift bags for homeless Veterans along the Gulf Coast. “Just because things happen doesn’t …


VA observes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

VA medical centers across America will mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with special ceremonies, chapel services and parades. Many employees volunteer …


Veterans ask, VA answers: Questions on electronic health record modernization

VA is transitioning to a new electronic health record. Here, VA answers your most frequently asked questions as it shifts to the new EHR.


Fisher House program continues rapid expansion

A home away from home, there are currently 44 Fisher Houses located at 37 VA facilities. In 2019, VA Fisher Houses accommodated over 30,712 families, …