• Study: Smoking increases risk of death for Veterans with COVID-19

    COPD is a group of respiratory diseases that limit airflow and make it hard to breathe. It’s usually linked to an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs to noxious particles or gases, such as cigarette smoke.

  • VA researchers link PTSD, anxiety fears in women with history of military sexual trauma

    A growing body of research is showing that brief psychological treatments designed to combat myths regarding the danger of physical symptoms of anxiety, coupled with repeated exposure to these sensations, can lead to reductions in anxiety sensitivity, according to Ennis.

  • Johnnie Jones, civil rights icon, gets Purple Heart 77 years after World War II wounds

    It’s been 77 years and Johnnie Jones still sees the […]

  • Program helps formerly homeless Army Vet land a job at VA serving his fellow Veterans

    “You can do it—I was homeless, I didn’t have anywhere to go. I just kept pushing and pushing, and the opportunity came up, and I took it. You just can’t stop trying.”

  • Stopping diabetes with targeted delivery of medicine is goal of VA researcher

    A Louisiana VA researcher is the principal investigator in groundbreaking research focusing on gender differences and the role of male and female hormones in diabetes.

  • Louisiana women’s health clinic displays original artwork by Army National Guard soldier

    The painting, depicting five service women, was created as a reminder to all of the pride, beauty, sacrifice and commitment that women continue to make in service to the nation.

  • New Orleans VA medical center rolls out the red carpet for women Veterans

    The event was organized to help Southeast Louisiana women Veterans learn about VA services and mingle with other women Veterans.

  • Louisiana VA employee honored by state social work association

    A clinical social worker from the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System was awarded 2017 Louisiana Social Worker of the Year by the Louisiana chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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