VA Health

Service dog comforts Vietnam Veteran after surgery

According to VA regulation and VHA policy, service dogs may visit or stay with inpatients if it is approved by the handler’s care providers and must be …


VA dietitian looks at alternative protein source for those with less meat in their diet

If you are a “meat and potatoes” kind of person, it can be very scary to think about cutting back on meat.


PGA Hope puts Veterans in the swing of things

Pete Mittelstaedt lines up his wheels to line up his putt. Ray Martinez is hoping his softball-like swing magically corrects itself. Carissa DiPietro just …


Medical innovations on display at VA research fair in nation’s capital

VA research drives the innovations that improve the lives of Veterans, like advanced prostheses, telehealth, and better treatments for mental health …


Acting secretary visits Texas facilities looking for best practices that could be implemented nationwide

“The efforts you’re making to improve mental health care and women’s services are not only reassuring, but also critical to delivering quality care …


Agent Orange presumption policy leads to higher VA health care use

Researchers found those with presumptive conditions were more than twice as likely as those without the conditions to be frequent users of primary and …


Preventing suicide among LGBT Veterans

Today, it is estimated that one million of our nation’s Veterans identify as LGBT. Studies reveal LGBT Veterans accessing VA services were more likely to …


VA and AMVETS team up to discuss the benefits MyHealtheVet on Facebook Live June 26

My HealtheVet is a free, easy to use, private and secure patient portal. It empowers Veterans and service members to take charge of their health and …


Hepatitis C screening initiative tests positive for saving Veterans’ lives

The Hepatitis C Screening Initiative is one of the ways Bay Pines VAHCS is strategically accomplishing these important objectives and fulfilling the …


VA medical center employees partner with local organizations to serve Veterans and their families

Every year, VHA holds a national contest to spotlight successful partnerships between VA medical facilities and nongovernmental organizations. The contest …


Veteran victims of military sexual trauma helped with telehealth technology

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is expanding therapy services to victims of military sexual trauma by using some of the latest advancements in …


VA dietitian encourages eating yogurt for its health benefits

A study showed that eating eight ounces of low-fat yogurt prior to a high-fat, high-calorie meal reduced inflammatory markers and improved blood sugar …