Veterans Health Care: Can you retrain your brain?

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US Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Health Care 

December 2, 2021

Providing health care to America’s Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is home to America’s largest integrated health care system, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. Join your fellow Veterans. Here are some of their stories.

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VA helps Veterans with Parkinson’s disease

If you’re a Veteran with Parkinson’s disease, VA has specialized medical care and financial assistance for you. Your caregivers can get help and support through the VA Caregiver Support Program. And you may also be eligible to participate in clinical trials and other research opportunities. 

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Lung cancer screening can save your live

Lung cancer may not cause symptoms until it spreads to other parts of the body, making it more difficult to treat. If you are 50 to 80 years old, smoke tobacco or quit within the past 15 years, or smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 20 years, you may qualify for a screening in VA.  

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Can you retrain your brain?

VA researchers are studying how different brain training exercises can help Veterans who have problems with thinking, learning and remembering. Getting regular sleep, eating healthy, exercising and avoiding alcohol and other substances can also help. 

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Veterans with HIV/AIDS find
help at VA

Did you know that more than 31,000 Veterans with HIV receive care from VA? They can get the best medications to keep their viral
load undetecdiv. If you’ve never been tested for HIV, ask your provider about it at your
next appointment.

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