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VA continues to pioneer new approaches for treating veteran mental health conditions

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open on March 1 showed positive outcomes for veterans…

Executive order signed to empower veterans and end veteran suicide

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order titled “National Initiative to Empower Veterans and End Veterans Suicide,” which focuses on improving the quality of life for America’s veterans and…

VA Debt Management Center reduces average wait times for veterans contacting call center

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Debt Management Center (DMC) reached a recent milestone this July when it reported it had lowered the average wait times for veterans contacting…

VA study on cholesterol genetics could lead to new treatments for heart disease, diabetes

In the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) drive to help improve lives of veterans through health care discovery and innovation, a team led by VA researchers recently identified three…

VA updates disability rating schedule related to skin conditions

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced that President Donald J. Trump recently approved the appointment of four new veterans law judges to the VA’s Board of Veterans’…

Emergency medical care information for veterans

During a medical emergency, veterans should immediately seek care at the nearest medical facility. A medical emergency is an injury, illness or symptom so severe that, without immediate treatment, you…

VA updates disability rating schedule related to skin conditions

By Raymond Taylor SUN Columnist Effective Aug. 13, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) updated portions of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD, or Rating Schedule) that evaluate…

Calling the Veterans Crisis Line now easier

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is excited to announce that service members and veterans can connect to the Veterans Crisis Line using those simple words. The full version…

VA partnership with National Cancer Institute will boost veteran access to clinical trials

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…

VA issues new policy to protect veteran homeowners from predatory lending

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act to protect veteran homeowners from predatory…

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