Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is concerned enough about strengthening the lethality of U.S. Forces that he broke with tradition last month to impose a first-ever “universal retention policy” across the four service branches.
A study from the Madison VA Hospital in Wisconsin has shown that structural damage in the white matter of the brain may be linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain in Gulf War Veterans.
Evidence is growing in the scientific community that people with PTSD are aging at an abnormal pace. The link between the two is a hot topic, as is the connection between other forms of psychological and environmental stress and accelerated aging.
A drug called prazosin, used widely in VA to help ease nightmares from posttraumatic stress disorder, did no better than placebo pills in a large multisite clinical trial sponsored by VA’s Cooperative Studies Program (CSP). The trial involved more than 300 combat Veterans.
Some 40 percent of Veterans who have been diagnosed with PTSD live in rural areas. Two-thirds of those Vets live closer to one of VA’s community-based outpatient clinics than to a large medical center.
There has been a wealth of research on the ties between depression and loneliness. In fact, loneliness has been linked to depression perhaps more than any other psychiatric problem. The two are not synonymous, but they interact with one another.
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill,” will bring significant changes to Veterans education benefits over the coming years. Most changes enhance or expand education benefits for Veterans, servicemembers, families, and survivors. View our breakdown of the updated benefits.
What is the Decision Ready Claim (DRC) Program?
The DRC Program allows you to submit VA compensation claims that are decision-ready so you can get your claim processed as fast as possible.
Last month, eBenefits hit the 7 million registered users mark. To put this number into perspective, that’s nearly three times the number of people who fly in and out of U.S. airports each day. We are proud to have reached this milestone, and we attribute much of the success to aggressive outreach efforts and the continued support of the Department of Defense (DoD).
A gunman and three female hostages were dead Friday evening after an hourslong "active shooter situation" at a Veterans home in Napa County, Calif.