• Social workers’ resources lifeline for Veterans

    Social workers at Texas VA medical center know the help they provide can be essential to getting a Veteran’s life “back on track.” Their skill at networking finds “all the options” to assist Vets.

  • VA Volunteers: Compassion, love, unselfish caring

    It’s not about what you have or what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve given back. This week VA honors thousands of volunteers who give back hours and hours of care and love for Veterans.

  • Army Veteran’s history of Military Sexual Trauma

    Army Veteran shares the graphic details of her life dealing with sexual trauma…so others will see how VA’s treatment programs “made her life livable.” “Wow, I am not the only one!”

  • VA providing better care for the elderly Veteran

    GeriPACTs: traditional health care services and community-based services with the goal of streamlining the health care experience of Veterans with geriatric needs. More than 60,000 patients in 2015.

  • National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

    During National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, musical concerts and Valentines from kids and grownups salute our hospitalized Veterans. And a great time to learn how you can help as a volunteer.

  • How 3D printing helps before a Veteran’s surgery

    With GE’s 3D printing program, VA radiologists can produce models of a Veteran’s anatomy that a surgeon – and the patient – can hold in their hand and inspect from all angles. Read how it works.

  • VA goes Red for Women in February – Heart Month

    This Friday is the beginning of Heart Month and VA medical centers are marking the month with special events across the nation. Here’s a look at just a few. Wear red this Friday and join in!

  • Veterans’ eye care services – almost 2 million in 2018

    If you are enrolled in VA health care, you’re eligible for diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic eye care services. You may be eligible to receive eyeglasses and medically necessary contact lenses.

  • Glaucoma – Why Veterans need regular eye exams

    Over two million Americans have glaucoma, including many Veterans. Here’s a look at the disease and why you should schedule an eye exam…now

  • Veterans donate during National Blood Donor Month

    The winter months are the hardest season on the blood supply in America. Inclement weather, canceled blood drives, flu, and seasonal illnesses. VA encourages our employees and Veterans to donate now.

  • Vet throws holiday party for Veterans for 31 years

    Army Veteran “Doc” Dentice planned on a one-and-done holiday party for Veterans at the Milwaukee VA back in 1988. This year, assisted by 85 volunteers, he did it again…party number 31!

  • VA-led study asks: Is alcohol healthy?

    A new study of more than 400,000 people finds that one or two drinks four days a week increases the risk of premature death. Many Veterans from 18 to 85 were included in the study.

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