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Inside Veterans Health

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Suicide Prevention responder Melissa Schwab (at keyboard) relies on health technicians to provide support while engaging a distressed Veteran. Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK.

  • Homeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last

    Army Veteran April Rencher didn't plan on becoming homeless. But after watching her world fall apart, she's now building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA.
  • Breast Cancer: The Importance of Mammograms

    Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, but early detection saves lives, which is why mammograms are so important. VA's 3D technology is improving cancer detection rates.
  • Veterans! Hard of hearing? VA can help.

    Whether from high noise in military operations or during training, hearing loss and tinnitus account for the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities among Veterans. Many do not realize it until too late.
  • Veterans: Are you at risk for prostate cancer?

    Prostate Cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. If you're a Veteran over 40, you should learn about it and ask your VA health care provider if you should be screened.
  • One is a Powerful Number — It Could Save a Life

    One is a powerful number when it translates to what one person can do to help a Veteran in crisis. One conversation, one phone call, one small act could save a life. The Power of One.
  • VA, Communities, Helping Homeless Veterans

    What is a CRRC? It's a lifeline for thousands of homeless Veterans and their families. VA and local communities are partners in the effort, working together to provide needed services.
  • I Served in the Active Military. Yes, I'm One!

    Know this: If you are a woman who served in the active military service, you are a Veteran. People may think your military experience was less challenging than that of male Veterans. They're wrong.
  • Combat Veteran, Doctor and Now Gardener

    Wesley McFarland, combat Veteran, doctor for 55 years, charged his patients $3.00. Wiped out by Hurricane Katrina, he now lives in a VA Community Living Center ... and he loves it.
  • Golden Age Games Underway in Omaha

    Golden Age Games — it's all about the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Veterans ... and yes, a good time, competition and fellowship with other Veterans.
  • My skin itches. Is it psoriasis? What is that?

    Veterans who have psoriasis can easily describe the symptoms for you. It's ugly, itchy and painful. VA doctors can help Veterans treat psoriasis. Here's information on this chronic skin disease.