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Inside Veterans Health

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Suicide Prevention responder Melissa Schwab (at keyboard) relies on health technicians to provide support while engaging a distressed Veteran. Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK.

  • Wheelchair Games are about Living Healthy Lives

    All this week VA and the Paralyzed Veterans of America are hosting the National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Veterans will participate in 18 wheelchair sports events in Salt Lake City.
  • Butterflies Symbolize Hope for Paralyzed Veterans

    In early May about 30 patients and staff gathered on the front patio of the Milwaukee Veteran Affairs Spinal Cord Injury building to witness a special ceremony: the release of hundreds of butterflies.
  • PTSD Help with Cognitive Processing Therapy

    After 17 months in Iraq he came home and felt he was drifting through life. After he was diagnosed with PTSD, he entered a VA treatment program called Cognitive Processing Therapy. It worked for him.
  • Veteran has Tongue Cancer Surgery Home in 3 Days

    Warren, an Army Veteran, had surgery for a cancerous tongue tumor. He spent only three days in the hospital. Read how VA surgeons solve complex problems with minimally invasive procedures.
  • I was addicted and homeless. The VA took me in.

    Vietnam Veteran Mike Doherty was homeless and addicted to pain killers and alcohol. He had hit bottom with no place to turn. But then a good friend drove him to the Pittsburgh VA.
  • You get to choose how you will handle MS.

    Read the inspirational words of an Air Force Veteran who eloquently describes how he lives every day with Multiple Sclerosis. His courage and resolve serve as a valuable example to us all.
  • A Smart Home for Veterans with Brain Injuries

    Among the many remarkable advances being studied by VA researchers is a “smart home” for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury. Technology tracks the Veterans and helps them relearn basic skills.
  • GeriPACTs Specialized Care for Older Veterans

    VA is ready to care for older Veterans. By 2017, almost 10 million of our 21 million Veterans will be over 65. Here's some information about VA's Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Teams.
  • Women Vets and Violence

    A year ago, the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program was launched at the Beckley VA Medical Center in West Virginia. The state ranks 13th in domestic homicides and suicides.
  • Sharing Advantages of VA Home Based Care

    When a VA doctor read a letter in the paper that it was almost impossible for a primary care doctor to truly connect with patients and their families, he shares VA is able to do just that.