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Veterans Health Care 

February 17, 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.

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Phone number on dog’s bandana saves a life

A Veteran suspected his buddy was suicidal, then remembered his dog’s bandana. He gave his buddy a phone number and saved his life. The phone number was 1-800-273-8255.

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Vet Centers help with readjustment

Where do you go when you return from combat and need help readjusting to civilian life? Most Veterans find that Vet Centers help them the most.

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Late-life PTSD is real

One in 10 older Veterans experiences late-life PTSD. Talking Later is a podcast about PTSD and resilience, connection and making meaning in later life.

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Artists bring to life “the journey of a Veteran” mural

A large mural dedicated to Veterans was unveiled during National Salute to Veteran Patients Week at the Richmond VA. “Veterans have such a selfless approach,” said Jason Ford, one of the artists. 

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