The nation’s health is improving in more than half of the critical measures that are known to have major influence in reducing preventable disease and death, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – when individuals, families, schools, and communities across the nation help to raise awareness about bullying prevention.
National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that people of all ages can protect their health by getting recommended vaccinations.
Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
and Young Invincible announced the Healthy Young America video contest in an effort to inform young people about health insurance
coverage and new options under the Affordable Care Act.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s decision to modernize the Defense Department’s electronic health record through the purchase of commercial software looks like a setback for development of an integrated electronic health record with the Veterans Affairs Department, according to folks I have talked with.
VA Secretary Shinseki Delivers FSU Commencement Address: Secretary Shinseki delivered the spring 2013 commencement address at Florida State University.
Pilot evaluation of AfterDeployment.org’s workshop for posttraumatic stress. The DoD’s AfterDeployment.org website was developed to increase reach of behavioral health resources, offering education, assessment, and self-help coping tools on many postdeployment-related topics.
An El Toro Marine with prostate cancer was left on his own to drive home after telling a cancer center treatment doctor of severe abdominal pains.
Today, the Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs examined the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) commitment to treating the health-related problems associated with Gulf War veterans.
The American Legion‘s annual Washington conference was this week, and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki was on hand to deliver a vital message: Veterans are well-prepared to rebuild the middle class, just as they did after World War II. The key …
What I heard in the hearing does nothing to dissuade that opinion. We, as a nation, have a ‘sacred trust’ to care for those who have served and sacrificed.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care.
VA employees across the country participated in the 3rd Annual “Pink Out Challenge” to raise awareness of breast cancer. Read about the champions for women Veterans behind the challenge.
My HealtheVet downloads from Personal Health Records now includes immunization information directly from health records.
On Sept. 25, VA Secretary Shinseki was the keynote speaker at the National Indian Health Board Annual Consumer Conference in Denver.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will raise awareness of heart disease in women, particularly women Veterans and VA employees, at a “VA Goes Red” health expo Thursday, Sep. 27, outside VA’s central office at 810 Vermont Avenue.
All Veterans who register for MyHealtheVet will receive a free water bottle and a chance to win an insulated bag in monthly drawings.
For Mothers Day, VA honors the sacrifice and commitment of mothers who both wore the uniform and supported those who did. Read how one mother inspired an Iraq Veteran to serve at VAntage Point.
Last week, VA announced it would add 1,900 mental health staffers to its workforce. If you’re interested in serving through a job in VA’s health care system, we’re hiring.
The White House is planning a series of online follow-ups and forums after Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, including a veterans-focused session Thursday morning featuring Matt Flavin, the administration’s point person on veterans issues and wounded warrior policy.