January 19, 2017

Injured veterans will be covered for fertility services

The federal Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday it will cover the costs of assisted reproductive technology because of service-related injuries. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., […]
January 13, 2017

New rule establishes a presumption of service connection for diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune

VA has published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, […]
January 12, 2017

New regulation changes copayment cost of outpatient medication

Effective February 27, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will change the federal regulations concerning copayments charged to Veterans for medications required on an outpatient basis […]
January 11, 2017

National Health Awareness months in January

Ensuring the well-being of America’s Veterans includes raising awareness of important health topics. That’s why we’re highlighting the following national health awareness campaigns and how they […]
January 11, 2017

Talking about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans – Part 2

The National Gulf War Resource Center (NGWRC), an advocacy group for Gulf War Veterans, spoke to VA Secretary Bob McDonald about health care, research and benefits […]
January 10, 2017

Talking about health care, research and benefits for Gulf War Veterans – Part 1

The National Gulf War Resource Center (NGWRC), an advocacy group for Gulf War Veterans, spoke to VA Secretary Bob McDonald about health care, research and benefits […]
December 21, 2016

MyVA: Putting Veterans first by reducing wait times and providing better experience

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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December 20, 2016

VA study finds EEG can help differentiate between PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury

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

December 20, 2016

Nearly 100,000 Vets enrolled in burn pit registry

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