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The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System has reached an agreement with the University of Michigan (UM) Health System to move 150 VA researchers to the university’s newly-founded Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation located in the university’s North Campus Research Complex.
Did you know ... Veterans can use their VA Benefits to pursue “on-the-job training” (“OJT”) or apprenticeship training with a private sector employer?
In August 2010, President Obama announced the Blue Button. Today, it has been downloaded 2.7 million times and the program has been adopted by both the Department of Defense and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The Army is allowing only limited exceptions to its hiring freeze now underway, while few current employees would escape unpaid furloughs if sequestration hits.
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today the nationwide transition to paperless processing of Veterans’ disability claims at its regional benefits processing offices is underway.
From the VA Community Living Center at Cheyenne, Wyo. to the Texas Veterans Health Care Systems, VA staff, volunteers and communities bring holiday cheer to America’s Veterans during the 2012 holiday season.
On December 6, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a joint press event to discuss ongoing points of collaboration between the two agencies.
For about two years, VA’s online communications team has been closely tracking the advertising and recruitment efforts of for-profit schools looking to bring in GI Bill tuition dollars. In some cases, these schools have ensnared Veterans looking for info by using official-looking websites, which funneled potential recruits to those schools without any balanced, objective information.
Getting used to it "is no small task," noting that "of the more than 1,570 American service members who have had" amputations "because of injuries in Afghanistan or Iraq, fewer than 280 have lost upper limbs
Louisville will launch the first ever veterans court in Kentucky. The court will give veterans services and programs that are not available to average civilians. A federal grant is covering the cost of the court.
Some Veterans return from service and easily adjust back into civilian life. Some don’t. There are Veterans within VA Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) who return with physical injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Band of Brothers #11 was the confirmation that I had indeed not only touched the face of God as a pilot but was now feeling the presence of God as I facilitated the journey of five GWOT veterans through their deepest fears to a place of love, joy and gratitude and a new choice in life
Veterans treatment courts have popped up across the country to help troubled Vets integrate with VA care to get the help they need. The courts were featured on a recent edition of 60 Minutes.
The diagnosis of PTSD was created in response to pressure from Vietnam veterans who wanted to be sure of their right to receive medical and financial benefits as befitting any man (the military was minimally integrated at that time) who fought in an unpopular and hateful war.
On September 27, VA staff exercised to help raise awareness of heart disease in women at VA headquarters “VA Goes Red” Health Expo. View photos of the event.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense (DoD) are investing more than $100 million in research to improve diagnosis and treatment of mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In recognition of September as Suicide Prevention Month, the Department of Veterans Affairs is calling on individuals and communities across the country to show their support for Veterans in crisis and help raise awareness of the VA mental health services Veterans have earned.
pecial veterans courts are popping up in virtually every corner of the country. Starting in Buffalo, NY in 2008, the mission behind establishing veterans courts was to address the hard issues behind the sharp spike of crime among new veterans: drug and alcohol abuse.
President Barack Obama today signed an executive order that provides increased access to mental health services for service members, military families and veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a report that shows improvement in gender disparities in 12 out of 14 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures in VA since 2008.
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"Woke up, I don't know what time it was, with somebody on top of me, sexually assaulting me," says Kelly Smith.
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs have released PE (for prolonged exposure) Coach, a smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment.
In the midst of a crisis that saw its highest rate of suicide in July, the Army has greenlighted a grant for Dr. Michael Kubek, an Indiana University of Medicine professor, to dig deeper into whether a nasal spray could be a safe and effective way to administer a specific antidepressive neurochemical to the brain and help calm suicidal thoughts.
Seven months ago, in December, 2011, Brian Arredondo, age 24, hanged himself in a shed in his mother’s backyard. Brian was the brother of US Marine Corps Lance Corporal Alexander Arredondo, who was killed in Iraq in 2004.
The Veterans Affairs Department, rocked last week by a scandal concerning excessive conference spending, hopes to skirt the fate that befell the top leadership at the General Services Administration four months ago.
On Aug. 15, Secretary Shinseki met with Veterans and local leaders at the Clara White Mission in Jacksonville, Florida – one of many community partners working together to end homelessness among Veterans by 2015.
A new study suggests couples therapy may reduce symptoms of PTSD and increase relationship satisfaction. Read more, and learn about counseling at Vet Centers.
Veterans Affairs' Inspector General (IG) is "investigating allegations of wasteful spending and improper acceptance of gratuities in connection with two human resources training conferences, held in Orlando, Fla., in July and August 2011
I have long felt and have now clearly proved that PTSD is quite often Post Traumatic Heart Disorder for a common symptom of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the inability to give or receive love .
More than 20,000 men and women exited the Army and Marines during the past four years with other-than-honorable discharges that can restrict their veterans health-care and disability benefits.
JUST WANTED TO TAKE TIME TO TELL A STORY ABOUT A VIETNAM VETERAN.
More than 100 sailors are suing the federal government for pushing them out of the Navy amid mass layoffs driven by record retention rates.