Category: Veterans Medical News

Veterans Medical News and health-related resources for veterans, active duty military and your respective military families.

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Resources For Women

Localized breast cancer has a 99 percent survival rate if detected early! (by Hans Petersen, VA Staff Writer) Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, following lung cancer. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. About one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the… Read more
5 Ways the PACT Act Helps Veterans Video - Department of Veterans Affairs

5 Ways the PACT Act Helps Veterans Video – Department of Veterans Affairs

The PACT Act provides new opportunities for Veterans to access health care services and disability compensation? In this episode of theSITREP, Paul explains five ways the PACT Act will help Veterans and how you can find additional information about the PACT Act. Visit the links below for additional information on this topic and others. Visit www.va.gov/PACT for additional information on… Read more
Veterans Crisis Line

June 27th is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day!

June 27th Marks PTSD Awareness Day The United States Senate has unanimously approved legislation authored by Senator Kent Conrad designating June 27, 2013  as National PTSD Awareness Day. Click here to view our PTSD Resources Section. The event is part of Senator Conrad’s continuing efforts to bring greater awareness to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a severe anxiety disorder often associated with… Read more
PTSD Awareness

PTSD Resources List of Organizations and Government Agencies

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Resources Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Here is a growing list of Organizations, VA Departments and U.S. Government Agencies who are all working together to create awareness of PTSD and find effective treatments that can help: Department of Veterans Affairs To provide a wealth of resources to our US Veterans, VA is made up of three branches,… Read more
Governor's Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among SMVF - Michigan

Governor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among SMVF – Michigan

Did you know there is a preferred method when screening for military connectedness? “Have you or a member of your household served in the military?” This is the most effective way to accurately capture military service in the population that you assist. Using “have you served?” instead of “are you a veteran?” allows for those who may not consider themselves… Read more
VA News Release

VA resumes overpayment notifications, medical copayment collections while continuing to offer Veterans expansive debt relief options

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will resume over-payment notifications for new benefit debts and the debts deferred from April 6, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. VA suspended debt collection April 6, 2020 and will restart debt collection Oct. 1, 2021, however, VA will not deduct debts from benefits payments until January 2022. Collections… Read more