December 8, 2016

Eureka! VA doctors use secure web-based tool to better serve Veterans

Veterans!  We wanted you to know about an easy-to-use tool that VA doctors and staff have to make your health care more efficient and better coordinated.

VA’s Joint Legacy Viewer (JLV) is a web-based tool that can save both you and your health care provider a lot of time. A feature of JLV gives VA doctors access to some of your non-VA health care records digitally, which is great for you. Your health care providers

December 1, 2016

Bob Woodruff Foundation establishes fund for injured Veteran IVF services

In a continued effort to further assist the estimated 1,500 to 2,000 service members who sustained genitourinary injuries that may affect fertility, the Bob Woodruff Foundation established a financial assistance fund to help cover the costs associated with needed reproductive treatments to help our service men and women start or grow their own families. Merck, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and EMD Serono made this possible through funding provided by independent grants.

While Congress recently approved fertility coverage

December 1, 2016

World AIDS Day 2016: VHA focuses on Veterans and HIV Prevention

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) joins other Federal partners in efforts to increase HIV testing and treatment, as well as a call for prevention. This year’s theme is “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.”

VA is the largest provider of HIV care in the U.S., treating over 27,000 Veterans in 2015 and leading the nation in all components of the HIV Care Continuum.  This care continuum includes diagnosis, linkage to care, retention

November 29, 2016

Blood Pressure Study: Vietnam Era Veterans

VA researchers found a link between service-related occupational exposure to herbicides and high blood pressure (hypertension) risk among U.S. Army Chemical Corps (ACC) Veterans, a group of Veterans assigned to do chemical operations during the Vietnam War. Researchers also found an association between military service in Vietnam and hypertension risk among these Veterans.

Researchers at VA’s Post Deployment Health Services Epidemiology Program, Office of Patient Care Services, conducted the Army Chemical Corps Vietnam-Era Veterans Health

November 28, 2016

Veterans Town Hall To Be Held In North Bend

The Roseburg VA Medical Center has scheduled a Veterans Town Hall in North Bend on Wednesday, November 30th from 5 to 7pm. It will be held at the American Legion Post 34, 1421 Airport Way, North Bend. The Roseburg VAMC invites all veterans, their family members and stakeholders. This will be an open dialogue listening forum that will allow veterans the chance to be heard and have their questions answered. Roseburg VAMC leadership and key

November 24, 2016

We have a lot to be thankful for

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, so as we prepare to celebrate we’d like to take this time to express our unwavering appreciation for those we serve, America’s Veterans. Each and every day as we work closely with them, we’re reminded of how grateful we are for their service, as they’ve protected the freedoms needed to live life to the fullest. And we’re helping them do the same by pursuing our vision to provide them with

November 21, 2016

Town hall meetings for veterans scheduled for Roseburg, North Bend

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- For all veterans, family members and stakeholders, Roseburg VA Medical Center has scheduled a couple town hall meetings.
November 18, 2016

SmokefreeVET: A text message program’s role in helping Veterans quit smoking

SmokefreeVET is an innovative, text message smoking cessation program that provides daily tips and encouragement to support Veterans who are trying to stop smoking.  Launched in 2013, VA’s SmokefreeVET text message program has been used by more than 3,500 Veterans.

Cell phones are generally always with you and always on, which makes them a convenient way to deliver messages and health-related information, particularly on stopping smoking.  VHA created SmokefreeVET in collaboration with the National Cancer

November 14, 2016

MyVA311: One number to call to reach VA