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Veterans Health Care 

March 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.

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Distressed over the invasion? We can help

If you served in the U.S. military, you may be feeling emotional distress related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Please know that we at VA are here for you during this difficult time. You can speak to another Veteran, talk to a therapist, visit one of our Vet centers, or use any of VA’s mental health services.

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Yogurt is good for your heart

Yogurt might hold answers to better heart health, according to a VA study.

“Whether it’s flavored or Greek, all yogurt is good for the heart,” said Dr. Kerry Ivey of the Boston VA. 

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Naloxone save lives

Naloxone is a lifesaving emergency medication that can help reverse opioid overdose. Veterans who receive care in VA are eligible to receive naloxone for free.

 

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New heart failure treatment improves Veteran quality of life

Veteran Michael Clayton is the first VA patient in the country to receive a new heart failure treatment called cardiac contractility modulation therapy.

“My energy level has improved and I can think so much more clearly,” he said.

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