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Veterans Health Care February 24, 2022

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VA health care news you can use

There’s a lot going on in VA health care. Here are some of our latest stories about Veterans and for Veterans. Find out how to apply for VA health care benefits.

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Other-than-honorable discharge? Get mental health care from VA

If you have an other-than-honorable discharge, you may still be eligible to receive mental health care from VA.

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Vaccines can help prevent cancer

One easy way to possibly reduce your risk of cancer is to discuss cancer-preventing vaccines with your primary care team.

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Eat snacks and protect your heart

Most of us don’t eat enough fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Snacks can be a fun and delicious way to change that.

 

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Survival rates higher for Veterans who receive VA emergency care

Veterans who received emergency care at a VA hospital had a 20% lower mortality rate compared with Vets taken to a non-VA hospital. 

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