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Veterans Health Care March 17, 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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VA and faith leaders address rural Veteran mental health needs

Rural Veterans seeking mental health care are in a tough spot—93% of rural counties have no licensed psychologists. VA is working with rural clergy to bridge that gap.

 

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Patience: key to treating low-risk prostate cancer

When treating low-risk prostate cancer, VA physicians may recommend active surveillance rather than treatment.

"Active surveillance is not the same as ignoring the cancer or walking away from it. It’s a very engaged proactive process where you are closely monitoring the person.”

 

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My VA Images app helps Veteran stay on the job

When a Veteran who lived far away needed a custom shoulder brace, he and his VA provider used the My VA Images app to adjust the brace for the best fit and function so the Veteran could keep working.

 

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When current events bring up past trauma, VA can help

Veterans who may be experiencing reactions in response to current events in Ukraine can connect with VA professionals to help manage those feelings.

 

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