Some 40 percent of Veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD live in rural areas. Two-thirds of those Vets live closer to one of VA’s community-based outpatient clinics than to a large medical center.
About 30 percent of VA patients using primary care providers have a diagnosed mental health disorder, and many others have undiagnosed conditions. Improving access for these Veterans to mental health services is one of the agency’s top priorities.
Using data from the Million Veteran Program, VA researchers found that a blood pressure condition called resistant hypertension can increase the risk of cardiovascular problems and kidney failure.
Agricultural organization aims to reintegrate Vets into society, prevent suicide
The University of New Mexico and the New Mexico VA Health Care System will use a $3.1 million federal grant to study a new approach to use electrical stimulation as therapy for mild traumatic brain injuries.
VA Health Care Improving for N.M. Veterans Dr. David Shulkin, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, recently talked at a news conference about the challenges facing the VA. He spoke about such important issues as access to care, accountability, and the quality of care.
Aerobic or Resistance Exercise, or Both, in Dieting Obese Older Adults Obesity causes frailty in older adults; however, weight loss might accelerate age-related loss of muscle and bone mass and resultant sarcopenia and osteopenia.
VA, Energy Department Roll Out Big Data Program to Reduce Suicide Risk The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Energy are teaming up to use big data from the VA and other federal resources to improve veterans healthcare, including suicide prevention, cancer and heart disease, VA announced Monday.
A new precision medicine partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will create the nation's first system that routinely screens tumors for gene and protein information in hopes of providing targeted, individualized therapies.
This fall, the Department of Veterans Affairs expects to mark a major milestone in our effort to collect DNA and health data from 1 million Veterans when we enroll the 500,000th volunteer in our Million Veteran Program, making it one of the world’s largest genomic cohorts. We expect to reach our enrollment goal in the next few years.