Twice a week, 52 weeks a year, the home page of the Veterans Health Administration, features an article about topics important to Veterans and their families. From PTSD studies to dental insurance, the website is a valuable gateway to dozens of programs and services available to those who served. Here’s just a short list of some of the most popular… and helpful…stories from the past few months.
Eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), can now purchase affordable dental insurance.
My HealtheVet is VA’s award-winning website that offers Veterans secure access to information in their VA health care records anywhere and anytime. Its web-based tools give users greater control over their care and wellness, helping them become active partners in their health care.
It affects nearly 20 percent of Veterans who use the VA health care system, more than one million Veterans at any given time.
Free Online Workshop - Building Better Caregivers - is a six-week online workshop for family caregivers of Veterans. If you are taking care of a Veteran, this workshop will help you learn a variety of skills like time and stress management, healthy eating, exercise and dealing with difficult emotions.
An important and helpful list of “27 Things to Know” about post-traumatic stress disorder, compiled by the experts at VA’s National Center for PTSD, which conducts research and provides education on trauma and PTSD.
Whether you are a Veteran, related to one, or count a Veteran as a good friend, here is a valuable list of some of the things we do for America’s Veterans. We hope you put this at the top of your Favorites list, save it in the device of your choice or maybe just print it out and hang it on the fridge.
VA’s comprehensive medical benefits package offers care and services that are designed to promote good health, preserve your current health and restore you to better health. Enrollment begins with the application process. The very first step in obtaining access to VA health care benefits is to apply.
It seems simple: Exercise harder. Eat better. Lose those extra few pounds. But what are the options for a person who can’t stand, let alone crank out pushups or run a 5K? How does someone eat healthy when grocery shopping and cooking dinner are both major challenges?
The Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting a 17-site, $10 million study that will examine the two leading forms of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
Vitamin E helped slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in Veterans with mild to moderate symptoms in a trial reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. More than 600 Veterans from 14 VA medical centers around the country took part in the VA-sponsored trial.