Category: Veterans Medical News

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Get A Decision On Your VA Disability Claim In 30 Days (Or Less)

Do you have a disability, medical condition or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service? You may be eligible for tax-free disability compensation. VA’s Decision Ready Claims (DRC) program allows you to expedite your claim and have an answer within 30 days of when VA receives it. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To submit a DRC, you should: Work… Read more
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VA Partnership with National Cancer Institute Will Boost Veteran Access to Clinical Trials

WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) which will provide more access to the latest treatment options for VA patients with cancer. “Strategic partnerships, such as this one with the National Cancer Institute, allow VA to leverage the strengths of both organizations to the… Read more
VA Releases National Suicide Data Report

VA Releases National Suicide Data Report

Analysis Part of VA’s Comprehensive Examination of More Than 55 Million Death Records WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This report yields several important insights:  Suicide rates increased for both Veterans and non-Veterans, underscoring the fact… Read more

National PTSD Awareness Day – June 27, 2018

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resources Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) June 27, 2018 marks PTSD Awareness Day. Today’s National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day observance reflects how PTSD became known as an “invisible wound of war” during more than a decade of combat, a Defense Health Agency official said. John Davison, a clinical psychologist and chief of condition-based specialty care in… Read more

Comparative Health Assessment Interview Research Study

The Comparative Health Assessment Interview (CHAI) research study will help VA understand the effects of military service, deployment, and combat on the health and well-being of Veterans who served during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation New Dawn (OND). Researchers are looking at the physical and mental health, vocation or occupation, and social relationships of deployed… Read more

VA Video Connect Expands Veterans’ Access to Health Care

With a few clicks, more Veterans are meeting with their providers in virtual medical rooms WASHINGTON — More and more Veterans are receiving health-care treatment virtually, thanks to efforts by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to expand telehealth. One of the recent successes has been with VA Video Connect, which allows Veterans to connect with their health-care teams… Read more

Nearly $700 Million in State Veterans Home Funding Leads to New Construction Projects

Funding Represents Largest Appropriation in Program’s History WASHINGTON — Recently the Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it will use $685 million in funding from Congress to fund several State Veterans Home construction projects through the VA State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program. The new funding can be used where needed for repairs, renovation or new construction, and is part… Read more