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A patient receives a transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, Palo Alto, Calif. The device, which uses magnetic fields to stimulate the brain, is being used on military veterans suffering from depression. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The VA never stops its search for treatments for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is one of those maladies that affects everyone differently and remains beyond any single cure.

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VA health facilities, still operating in pandemic mode, get a checkup from the inspector general

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(Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient Alford Washington, Sr., receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Alanna Williams at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System's gymnasium in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020. Washington was part of the Pathfinder Unit in Vietnam where he survived a plane crash that killed 7 people in Oct. 28, 1967. He said he had no concerns receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. (Sophia Germer/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP)

Senators seek bigger role, more doses for VA in vaccine distribution efforts

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Supply remains VA’s biggest hurdle in vaccinating broader veteran population

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Staff at VHA take stock as the agency celebrates 75 year of history

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VA restarts collection notices for benefits overpayments after COVID put them on hold

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FILE-- This April 28, 2014 file photo shows the Phoenix VA Health Care Center in Phoenix.   Sharon Helman, the former director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System, is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs to win her old job back. Helman argues in court papers that a key portion of a 2014 law passed in response to the wait-time scandal is unconstitutional and denies her right to appeal her firing. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says in a letter to Congress that the Justice Department has decided not to contest that element of HelmanÂ’s challenge, essentially agreeing with her legal position. Lynch says Justice will continue fighting against Helman's reinstatement.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Innovation playing a larger role at Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs is operating on several fronts to keep its services to veterans up to date. One channel for that is the Veterans Health…

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Without clear standards, veterans are in the dark on community care wait times

The Department of Veterans Affairs said standard community care wait times, similar to the metrics it has for its own health services, aren’t necessary,…

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An update on the VA and DoD’s new electronic health record

Since April, the Veterans Affairs and Defense Departments have been fielding what they call bi-directional health records sharing with outside healthcare providers.

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