• Marine Veteran performs research on fatigue in people with neurological conditions

    I wanted to join the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to challenge myself in ways I had never been challenged before. I also wanted to gain valuable skills that I could use in a future career. The USMC provided me with ample opportunities to grow personally and professionally. I would not be as successful as I am today without being a Marine.

  • Loneliness: Shining a spotlight on an enduring epidemic

    Loneliness can be a risk factor for dementia, stroke and heart disease. It also can increase risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse.

  • 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.

  • Advanced diabetes technology aids Veterans

    A continuous glucose monitor is a tiny sensor inserted under the skin. It sends data to the Veteran's patients’ smartphone or tablet.

  • VA, HUD-VASH and nonprofit secure safe housing for older Veterans

    A Florida VA social worker used VA and HUD-VASH programs to find an older Veteran a home that's a “cruise ship on land.”

  • Why David got his health care at VA, as told by surviving daughter, Brianne

    VA supplied 24-hour care to Brianne's father for the last five months of his life. She will never forget the respectful treatment he received.

  • VA Telestroke uses new technologies to save lives

    Telestroke capabilities and artificial intelligence will increase the speed at which Veterans receive care when having a stroke.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Air Force Veteran Ken

    Air Force Veteran Ken and his wife had retirement all planned out, until a stroke rocked their world. A VA program gave them the resources to stay in their home, despite Ken needing 24/7 care.

  • Dr. Michael DeBakey: The “Rebuilder of Hearts”

    American Heart Month, no better time to celebrate the accomplishments of world-renowned physician and Veteran, Dr. Michael E. DeBakey who revolutionized the field of cardiovascular surgery.

  • Friday is National Wear Red Day

    VA is encouraging Veterans and their families to participate in Wear Red Day on February 5. This annual event unites people nationwide around the common goal of eradicating heart disease.

  • Russ Kaufmann survived a sniper, strokes and aphasia

    His combat injury and blood loss caused two strokes. He received excellent care but his life was forever changed. Read how aphasia affects the comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write.

  • Which is good cholesterol? LDL or HDL?

    Cholesterol: Material that provides structure for your body's cells. Too much can cause plaque to build up in your blood vessels which can block blood vessels and cause heart attacks and strokes.

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