January 2, 2018

A few of the unique challenges of being a female veteran

It was an exceptionally hot September day in Twentynine Palms, California, and I was sitting in the waiting room of the physical therapist’s office, waiting for […]
December 27, 2017

VA refutes rumors of a new policy on medical marijuana

Veterans Affairs officials are denying a report that they have softened their stance on medical marijuana, insisting that updated guidance on the drug does not amount […]
December 27, 2017

Handling PTSD during the holidays

According to psychologist Michael Terman, as many as 60 million Americans suffer winter doldrums. Consequently, they often don’t find much to celebrate during the holiday season. […]
December 26, 2017

Volunteer with VA this holiday season

If you’re looking to give back this holiday season, we offer several meaningful opportunities to show support for our Veterans. If you’re a job-seeker interested in […]
December 16, 2017

Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care

Vietnam veterans’ wartime experiences – and their lasting psychological toll – can make it harder to treat their pain as they approach death.  
December 15, 2017

Hyperbaric treatments offer new promise for Veterans with chronic PTSD

Hyperbaric therapy uses pressure to increase the body’s oxygen supply and promote healing. What’s old is new again, at least when it comes to treating persistent […]
December 14, 2017

Photograph of great grandfather in uniform inspires teen to film the stories of WWII Veterans

When I was nine years old, I found a photograph of my late great grandfather, Gene Therman Fancher in military uniform. Handwritten on the back of […]
December 12, 2017

Veteran offers healthy holiday eating tips that won’t bring out your Grinch

Jim Mullarkey has been attending MOVE weight management classes at the Montana VA with his wife, Marie, for over a year. Since starting the classes, they […]
December 12, 2017

VA Decision Ready Claims Program expands to include more types of claims

As part of VA’s ongoing efforts to modernize and improve Veterans’ experience with the disability claims process, VA unveiled its latest enhancements to the Decision Ready […]