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VA Offers Dental Insurance Program

A is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning Nov. 15, VA officials announced today.

VA Struggles With “Abysmal” Process to Build New Hospitals

Failing to pay contractors on time, running over budget and missing completion deadlines are some of the many problems the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) faces in the “abysmal” process of constructing new hospitals.

Interagency Agreement Offers Convenience to Veterans’ Prescription Refills

Nearly 250,000 patients served by the Indian Health Service (IHS) have utilized a prescription service available through an interagency agreement between IHS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Offers Improvements in Symptoms Over Three Years

Patients with Parkinson’s disease who undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS)—a treatment in which a pacemaker-like device sends pulses to electrodes implanted in the brain—can expect stable improvement in muscle symptoms for at least three years, according to a Department of Veterans Affairs study appearing in the most recent issue of the journal Neurology.

VA to Increase Mental Health Care Access Consultations in 2012

In a continuing effort to increase Veterans’ access to mental health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has set a goal to conduct more than 200,000 clinic-based, telemental health consultations for all mental health specialties in fiscal year 2012.

Fibromyalgia in Gulf War Veterans

Gulf War Veterans who develop fibromyalgia do not have to prove a connection between their illnesses and military service to be eligible to receive VA disability compensation.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 10, 2012

It is highly likely that North Korea is preparing for an underground nuclear test in another apparent snub of the international community, a South Korean spokesman said.

VA Announces 2012 Industry Innovation Competition

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the 2012 Industry Innovation Competition, which identifies, tests, and evaluates promising innovations that enhance the accessibility and quality of care and services delivered to Veterans.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News March 26, 2012

The National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic will be held March 25-30 in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Veterans will ski, fish, kayak, and more, as well as bond with fellow disabled Vets.

2012 Under Secretary for Health’s Excellence Award

Haru Okuda, MD, National Medical Director for the Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network presents Denise Cochran the 2012 Under Secretary for Health’s Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Practice Award.

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.

Vet Center Mobilized

Mobile Vet Center vehicles are maximized for multi-use and include confidential counseling space to be used for outreach and remote counseling. They also provide VA enrollment capabilities and can even be used for preventive care health screenings.

What is My HealtheVet?

www.myhealth.va.gov is a web site designed for Veterans and their families to help them understand and manage their 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?

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 16, 2011

The Million Veteran Project is a partnership between VA and Veterans to better understand how genes affect health and illness in order to improve health care for Veterans.

Telehealth Connects the Patient, Family and Provider Through Technology

Home Tele-Health is available for Veterans at the Fargo VA Healthcare System.

Research Activities Strongly Linked to VA Physician Job Satisfaction

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians who spend at least 20 percent of their time in research activities are more likely to have greater job satisfaction and report more favorable job characteristics, according to an article published July 27 in the August issue of Academic Medicine.

UCLA and VA Get The Balding Men To Pay For Treatment

This is so good. While looking for problems with Irritable Bowel Syndrome that gulf war veterans suffer with Gulf War Illness, we may have found cure for Baldness. Maybe balding men will pay us money for the research fund for gulf war illness.