Veterans Health Care November 3, 2022

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.

FIT is a colorectal cancer screening test

Colorectal cancer screening is very important

VA offers multiple screening options, including a convenient, home-based fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Veterans 45-75 years old are strongly encouraged to talk to their VA provider about colorectal cancer screening.

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VA urologist encourages men to talk about contraception

"I want to help men understand their options in preventing unplanned pregnancies.” It’s time to close the gender gap in responsibility for contraception.

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Trust your gut

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause pain, cramping and bloating. If you're experiencing IBS symptoms, your VA health care provider can offer treatment options.

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You’re stronger than you think

Stress is all about how capable you think you are to meet the demands in your life. Take five minutes to relax with this stress management exercise.

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