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VA marks one millionth vet to access online health record
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Aug. 31 the one millionth patient has registered for the Blue Ribbon to access and download their Personal Health Record information.
VA continues to provide services for Gulf War vets
It has now been 22 years since the start of the 1990-91 Gulf War, which comprises the deployment and combat operations known as Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Almost 700,000 service members were deployed during this period.
SERVE Act needed to ensure military families have peace, respect at time of funeral
On July 19, legislation authored by U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) in April to protect military funerals from outside disruptions was passed by the Senate and sent to the House of Representatives. Snowe introduced Sanctity of Eternal Rest for Veterans (SERVE) Act (S-815), which clearly defines the time and place for protests at military funerals and it provides remedies and increased penalties for violations of the law.
Post 9/11 GI Bill marks third anniversary
August marks the third anniversary of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Since it was implemented Aug. 1, 2009, the VA has provided educational benefits to 773,000 veterans and their family members.
VA to expand burial services for veterans in rural areas
The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is moving forward with a plan to provide burial services for veterans in rural areas where there are no available VA national cemeteries, state cemeteries or tribal veterans cemeteries.
Federal study finds no difference in survival after prostate removal surgery
A major federal study led by the Department of Veterans Affairs found no difference in survival between men with early stage prostate cancer who had their prostate surgically removed and those who were simply watched by their doctors, with treatment only as needed to address symptoms if they occurred.
Grant to aid homeless, at-risk vets
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced Tuesday the award of nearly $100 million in grants that will help approximately 42,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families.
VA works to expand medical care to rural areas
A new initiative has been implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase access to specialty care services for veterans in rural and medically under served areas through the use of video conferencing equipment.
Vet-owned business owners get extension
Recently the VA has announced it is doubling the amount of time before owners of service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran-owned businesses must re-verify with the VA that they are, in fact, owned and operated by qualified veterans and other legal requirements.
VA, American Heart Association combine to ‘Go Red For Women’
The American Heart Association has entered into a formal agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to raise awareness of heart disease and strokes among women veterans and service members, and wives of veterans and service members. This collaboration bolsters the VA’s ongoing efforts to prevent cardiovascular disease and remains an important issue for women veterans that needs to be addressed.
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