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Winter blast did not deter Shreveport VA staff

Mother Nature’s winter storm could not deter Shreveport VA employees who came together to ensure continuity of patient care and hospital operations …


Army Veteran’s life with Multiple Sclerosis

Veteran Nick Mangus has been living with Multiple Sclerosis since 1988. He lives a full and adventurous life. His is a story of adaptability and …


Innovative cancer treatment offers Veterans life extension

At the Dallas VA, a new weapon in the fight against cancer in the Veteran population was recently unveiled. Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) was …


Truman VA Vaccinates 10,000th Veteran

Husband and wife Army Veterans Laureen and Jonathan Crews were the 10,000th and 10,001st Veterans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Harry Truman …


Physical therapy program reduces chronic pain for older Veterans

California VA physical therapy program combines exercises with instruction on the neuroscience of pain to help older Veterans increase mobility, reduce …


ATLAS site in Virginia provides space for convenient VA care

Veterans who live near Springfield, Virginia, have likely sat idling in traffic on Interstate 395 on their way to receive health care in Washington, D.C. …


Live Whole Health #61: Reimagine Yoga

What do you think of when you hear the word "yoga?" If your image of yoga involves headstands and pretzel twists with a group of women in a studio, then …


Army Veteran Natasha: Why I get my health care at VA

Army Veteran Natasha was badly injured in Iraq. After separation she began getting her care at a VA women’s clinic and says “It’s a one stop woman shop.”


Community care specialists help Veteran amputee thrive

VA’s Community Care Network helps Veteran amputee receive the care needed to become a competitive athlete. Marine Veteran Richard Alcaraz’ new outlook …


Fresh Focus #21: Staying hydrated

Water – and staying hydrated – is a crucial tool in your MOVE! program's tool belt to preventing the negative effects of dehydration.


VA, VFW open ATLAS telehealth access in rural Pennsylvania

It’s called ATLAS - Accessing Telehealth through Local Area Stations. VA opened another one this month at a VFW Post in rural Pennsylvania. It gives …


VA stands with Veterans to reduce racial disparities in prostate cancer screenings

Across the U.S., Black men are disproportionally diagnosed with prostate cancer and are more likely to die from the disease than their white counterparts.