Veterans with chronic headaches: here's a chance to help others!
researchers have been experimenting with brain stimulation to treat
Veterans with brain injuries or mental health conditions such as PTSD.
The therapies, most of which are non-invasive, involve activating or
calming areas of the brain with electrical, magnetic, or light
VA San Diego, Dr. Albert Leung is leading a trial of repetitive
transcranial magnetic stimulation to treat persistent headaches. Such
headaches are often seen in military personnel with concussions. Leung
and his team are now recruiting active and retired military personnel
who are experiencing chronic persistent headaches from mild TBI.
Veterans interested in participating in Leung’s research can contact the study team at 858-210-8908.
Women Veterans – we need your help
honor of Women Veteran’s Day this June, the women of the Million
Veteran Program (MVP) invite you to join them in the program. MVP is a
national research program to learn how genes, lifestyle and military
exposures affect health and illness.
Veterans deserve a seat at the table in medical research. They want
doctors who understand them better, with treatments and breakthroughs
designed for their needs. By enrolling in MVP, you help ensure women
aren't left out of medical research that could potentially improve or
save the lives of fellow women Veterans. Enrollment is completely
To learn more and enroll today, visit mvp.va.gov or call 1-866-441-6075.
Building a healthy, post-COVID life: mental health
did it. You always wore your mask, washed your hands, socially
distanced and stayed healthy. Now you’re fully vaccinated and ready to
hit the reset button on a challenging year. But before you head out this
summer, consider checking internally for some self-care. Many may find
themselves mentally changed as the world slowly reopens.
have many resources available if they need help settling into their new
routine, including VA’s diverse specialty clinics and apps to address
are mental health providers embedded in primary care clinics that can
help address short-term mental health challenges or connect you to
long-term services,” says Rachel Morales, a licensed clinical social
worker at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.
Why I get my health care at VA: Navy Veteran Dick
retirement, Dick, a former Navy Chaplain, gained some weight, enough
that it was restricting his activities and making him miserable. His VA
doctor helped him meet his weight loss goals with a comprehensive
what I learned was that everything that I had been told about gaining
weight was true,” says Dick. “It’s just that I never paid any attention