• Veteran finds relief from VA therapy animal visits

    Animal visits as therapy can be complementary treatment for mental health and behavioral health disorders like depression and substance use.

  • Preventing stroke: Many are at risk and don’t know it

    Many Americans are at risk for heart disease and stroke. Many of the major risk factors for these problems can be prevented and controlled.

  • Video Blood Pressure Visits a virtual alternative

    The Video Blood Pressure Visits program offers Veterans a virtual alternative to in-person blood pressure follow-up evaluations.

  • Innovation Revolutionary: Designing accessible blood pressure monitoring

    Kimberly Jones and Bob Smith: VA Innovation Ecosystem Revolutionaries designing a new accessible blood pressure cuff for at-home use.

  • Telehealth improves heart care for Veterans

    At the Los Angeles VA, a team of providers collaborated with home telehealth care coordinators to improve care for Veterans with heart failure.

  • Just released: New overweight/obesity guidelines

    VA’s MOVE! team helped update the VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines. Veterans can be confident that VA regularly evaluates the evidence for the care they provide. It’s available online.

  • Army Veteran: “VA telehealth saved my life”

    Army Veteran Daryll Martin had a lot of pills intended to help him with his blood pressure. After a couple of hospital trips, his VA care team used Telehealth to help him manage those pills at home.

  • VA salutes nurses during 2020: “Year of the Nurse”

    During the “Year of the Nurse” we’ll be sharing stories of VA nurses who are transforming the VA health care system one patient at a time. Using the ANNIE mobile app is one example.

  • Veteran, 65, down 40 pounds… and working out!

    Air Force Veteran Steve Homison has gotten healthy - he's lost 40 pounds, his blood pressure is under control, his cholesterol and blood sugar numbers are down and he’s feeling great. He decided to “take that first step.”

  • Marine Veteran commends VA diabetes campaign

    VA’s “Understand Your Diabetes Numbers” campaign addresses treatment goals, medication and nutritional management. And the importance of hemoglobin A1c test results and shared decision making.

  • Texas Veteran, 96, benefits from home telehealth

    From his home Navy Veteran Bobby Osborne takes his blood pressure and oxygen level as part of VA’s home telehealth program. The results are sent to his telehealth care coordinator at his VA hospital.

  • Helping Veterans handle a silent killer: Hypertension

    Many Veterans have hypertension and do not know it. It's often considered the silent killer. My HealtheVet has these steps to control blood pressure and lower your risk for heart disease.

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