Strong partnerships result in the best access to health services for Veterans in their communities and on their schedules. The MyVA initiative aims to foster and strengthen these partnerships.
From implementing the Veterans Choice Program to clarifying eligibility requirements, VA is working to make Veterans’ experience with community care as seamless as possible. Take a look:
Check back to learn about the department’s recommitment to ending Veteran homelessness.
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A recent VA study points to a possible breakthrough in differentiating between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), otherwise known as a concussion.
The two disorders often carry similar symptoms, such as irritability, restlessness, hypersensitivity to stimulation, memory loss, fatigue and dizziness. Scientists have tried to distinguish between mTBI and PTSD in hopes of improving treatment options for Veterans, but many symptom-based studies have been inconclusive because the chronic effects of
Join VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
VA launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in June 2014 to better understand the long-term health effects of exposure to burn pits and other airborne hazards during deployment. The number of new participants in this registry is climbing steadily, and will soon reach the milestone of 100,000 participants. As of December 9, 2016, the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry includes 95,593