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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.

  • Are You Ready to Make Your Choices?

    Are you ready to make your choices? Advance Care Planning: Your preferences for future health care. Advance Directive: Tell others your preferences and who you have chosen to be your Health Care Agent.
  • Heather Frank — One of VA’s Top Nurses

    Introducing Heather Frank, one of VA's and Iowa's, Top Nurses, whose extra effort has helped Vietnam Veterans in her Iowa Veteran Affairs hospital, receive awards for their service.
  • Vietnam Marine Corps Veteran – Forever Proud

    Vietnam Vet, given grave cancer prognosis, says his top priority is family and his 11-month-old spirited grandson. “When my dad lies down next to him, Jayden just falls asleep.”
  • Couples Caring for Veterans in Foster Homes

    There is an alternative to a nursing home for eligible Veterans. VA's Medical Foster Home Program is for Veterans no longer able to safely live independently. Here are two couples who participate.
  • San Diego VA Doctor Patients’ Best Friend

    He reminds his patients of “those doctors from 50 years ago where they sit down and talk to you and are like your best friend. ”Meet Dr. James Michelson of VA San Diego.
  • Caring for Veterans at Work and at Home

    VA has great employees and some of the best are our nurses. Drema Bratton, a VA nurse for 37 years, was recently named Nurse of the Year at her Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
  • “They Saved My Son's Life”

    Families of Veterans with problems have a remarkable confidential VA program designed to assist them in finding the help they need with compassion, patience and understanding.
  • Be There for a Veteran in Crisis

    September is Suicide Prevention Month and VA is asking for the entire nation’s help in reducing Veteran suicide and calling on everyone to Be There for Veterans and Service members.
  • Health and Fitness for Older Veterans

    VA's Gerofit fitness and health promotion program reduces the risk of the need for nursing home care by developing individually tailored, functionally-based exercise for America's older Veterans.
  • I am here to help, that is my gift to you.

    VA Audiologist Dr. Erica Bush lost her hearing as a child and understands the challenges of Veterans with hearing problems. Read her inspiring story of turning her experiences into helping Veterans.