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VA Hires Over 1600 Mental Health Professionals to Meet Goal

Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has met the goal to hire 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in President Obama’s Aug. 31, 2012, Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military Families.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – March 08, 2013

Veteran “Jersey Jeanne” has not let multiple sclerosis slow her down — adaptive sports have changed her life in a positive way. Her life’s motto is: “I got ‘ta’ keep on movin’!”

Veteran Shares Personal Stories to Help Others with Brain Injuries

He is a former Army sergeant, a Department of Veterans Affairs employee, a service-disabled veteran and someone with a brain injury he is Adam Anicich.

VA Launches Challenge.gov Contest for Scheduling Appointments

The Department of Veterans Affairs is challenging software developers to create new systems that schedule appointments in VA’s nationwide health system.

Scary Facts about Birds, Bees and Bayer AG

Birds and bees are something most of us take for granted as part of nature. The expression “teaching about the birds and the bees” to explain the process of human reproduction to young people is not an accidental expression.

CaptionCall Continues Helping Veterans With Hearing Loss

Thousands of veterans benefit from the use of hearing aids in a variety of listening situations. Hearing aid consumers rate using the telephone as one of the top 3 most critical hearing situations.

Processing of Retroactive Agent Orange Claims Nearly Complete

Milestone Allows VA to Refocus 1,200 Decision Makers on Claims Backlog.

African American Veterans with Diabetes Benefit from “Mentors”

African American Veterans with hard-to-control diabetes made significant gains in keeping their blood sugar under control after working with “mentors” with similar health problems, according to a recent study by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA Launches Personalized Health Benefits Handbook

Veterans enrolled in the health care system of the Department of Veterans Affairs have begun to receive personalized booklets that explain their health care benefits and contain other useful information.

VA Publishes The Retroactive Benefit Rules For Agent Orange Claims

Since 1991, the VA has been required to follow special retroactive benefit rules whenever it grants a disability compensation claim or a claim for death benefits under the VA’s Agent Orange rules.

New Online Enrollment Application Available for Servicemembers

The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the First Army at Camp Shelby, Miss., to launch a streamlined version of its online application for VA health benefits (VA Form 1010EZ) for Servicemembers returning from deployment.

New Online Enrollment Application Available for Servicemembers

The Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the First Army at Camp Shelby, Miss., to launch a streamlined version of its online application for VA health benefits (VA Form 1010EZ) for Servicemembers returning from deployment.

Women’s Heart Health

The first step toward heart health is becoming aware of your own personal risk for heart disease. Some risks, such as smoking cigarettes, are obvious: every woman knows whether or not she smokes.

The Villages VA Outpatient Clinic Hosts Women Veterans Health Fair

This year’s theme is “Health, Healing and Harmony: Reducing Stress and Promoting Health.”

The Veterans Annual Checkup

Some Veterans think you only go to the doctor when something is wrong. Why go to the doctor when you feel healthy?

Military’s Groundbreaking Vaccine Targets Breast Cancer

Military researchers here have developed a cutting-edge cancer vaccine that’s slashing breast cancer recurrence rates and giving some survivors a better shot at a cancer-free future.

Dow’s Deadly Harvest: The Return of Agent Orange

Whether you are aware of it or not, your food, air and water are the battle ground upon which a titanic struggle between the multinational biotech corporations Monsanto and Dow AgroScience is now playing out.

Rules Liberalized for Veterans with Undiagnosed Illnesses

Veterans of the Persian Gulf War with undiagnosed illnesses have an additional five years to qualify for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Get Enrolled for VA Health Care

One of the first steps Veterans should take following retirement or separation from the military is to enroll in the VA for health care.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 27, 2011

Treatment for physical and mental wounds of war doesn’t always come in the form of medication or therapy. Rehabilitation can take other forms that speak to the expressive side of people as they sort out the difficult moments that happen during a deployment.

Osteoarthritis Finding Could Pave Way for Prevention

Challenging long-held notions that osteoarthritis is a result mainly of wear and tear on the joints, researchers led by Dr. William H. Robinson of the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University have provided new insights into the immune-system changes that may trigger cartilage breakdown.

She Toured Vietnam With USO, Now She Shares Vets’ Cancer Battle

She began her journey alone, armed only with mountains of documents, photographs, maps and letters that she thought proved the rare cancers she suffered from were linked to chemical exposure during the Vietnam War.

The children of Veterans are the innocent victims of Agent Orange

Children of those exposed to Agent Orange and the genetic damage we have seen are the future victims from the fallout of using this dastardly chemical

Why Should You Be Tobacco Free?

Quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do to improve your health and protect the health of your family members.

So….What's the Problem?

"Never let a good crisis go to waste" is what got us into this problem!

…And so it came to pass (Hopefully NOT)

S-1629 is not a bill to help veterans of Vietnam be compensated for Agent Orange exposure. It's a bill for all Americans

VA Urges Breast Cancer Awareness

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by asking all female Veterans to talk with their health care providers about appropriate breast cancer screenings, such as regular mammograms.

A Death From Cancer, and a Search for Answers

Randy White had just buried a daughter, dead at 30 with a brain tumor. Now his other daughter had been diagnosed with growths in her abdomen.

What The Hell is Tocotrienol?

Despite all the commercials and bullshit pitches for “Vitamins” most Americans remain as dumb as rocks about quality nutrition.

The 50-year “Hangover”

The remedy for the Agent Orange Hangover is more nails in the coffin

Agent Orange Update

Information about Agent Orange, possible health-related problems and VA benefits

Children of Agent Orange

Fifty years ago this month, in the early stages of the Vietnam War, the US military began spraying rural areas of the country with the herbicide, Agent Orange.

Computers Reading Doctors’ Notes?

With electronic health records, computers have proven their worth in tracking, sorting and displaying data.

Nasal Insulin Spray Shows Promise In Treatment of Alzheimer’s

A small pilot study led by a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) researcher found that a nasal insulin spray improved memory, thinking skills, and functional ability in people with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

Veterans Greenhouse and Gardens Program

Beyond wheelchairs, waiting rooms and wards is a healing center not afraid of a little dirt, especially if it helps heal the wounds of combat Veterans.

Electronic Record Exchange

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new pilot site in the Puget Sound area to improve the delivery of services to Veterans.

Where Have All The Lawyers Gone…Long Time Passing.

Where have all the lawyer gone...long time passing

Mind Over Matter Veterans Path to Healthy Living

Mr. Powers provides a perfect example of how to take charge of life and choose healthy living.

Home Telehealth Keeps Veteran Independent

Mr. Clifford Adams is a legally blind Veteran who lives alone and has several serious medical conditions. Living in his own home is very important to him.

Telephone Lifestyle Coaching

VA Butler Healthcare's MOVE! Program now has another program option: Telephone Lifestyle Coaching, or MOVE! TLC. TLC is a weekly/bi-weekly program of learning through a guided workbook and scheduled phone calls by a Veteran’s healthy lifestyle coach.