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MHS Genesis

MHS GENESIS Clipboard Eases Check-in, Increases Communication

MHS GENESIS continues to deploy across the Military Health System, with new capabilities being added to the electronic health record system to enhance the patient and provider experience. Patients can provide medical information or share issues they wish to discuss with their provider through the platform’s “clipboard” feature. learn more  

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40 March PACT Act Events Across the Country

Learn about the expanded PACT Act benefits and health care available to Veterans at these 40 Events being held across the country. Just Show up! You’ll be able to speak to VA experts on your eligibility and take the next steps to receive the care and benefits you’ve earned. Visit and check your eligibility for all countries, conflicts, conditions and other information to determine your next steps. learn

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Don’t let your brain health slip your mind

We often are multi-tasking, making it hard to remember all the small actions we are doing. Some trouble remembering is a normal problem in our everyday, busy lives. But sometimes, forgetfulness is a symptom of something else. When should you become concerned about your brain health? Don’t let your brain health slip your mind. Talk with your primary care provider early if you have any concerns about your brain health.

VA Life Insurance

Top 10 Questions About VA’s New Guaranteed Life Insurance for Veterans

Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) is VA’s newest whole life insurance program that offers cash value and very competitive premium rates for all service-connected Veterans age 80 and under. Veterans Affairs Life Insurance (VALife) increases access to life insurance for more service-connected Veterans than ever before. learn more   .youtube { overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:56.25%; position:relative; height:0; } .youtube iframe {

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100 years of advancing health care for women Veterans 

This Women’s History Month, VA celebrates 100 years of advancing health care for women Veterans, including the work of those who advocated for women Veterans to receive the health care services they’ve earned and deserve. Within the last decade, VA has focused on further enhancing health care services and providing a welcoming atmosphere at VA facilities. With the support of Congress, Veteran advocates, and Veteran Service Organizations, VA improved offerings in the

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DHA Supports National Guard and Reserve Deployment Health Needs

The Reserve Health Readiness Program helps ensure that all service members of the National Guard or Reserve are ready for mobilization or deployment, including medical readiness, dental readiness, and deployment services. The RHRP fills the gap when military hospitals or clinics are either not available, at capacity, or unable to provide the level of support that reserve components require for medical readiness and deployment related services, giving these members the assessments

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Helping Veterans that are experiencing moral injuries

Military service can present challenging situations where it is impossible for us and/or others to do what’s right. Volunteers of America (VOA) recognizes that Veteran may feel guilt, shame, distress, or self-condemnation for violating his or her moral beliefs in combat by killing someone, witnessing death, or failing to prevent the immoral acts of others. It is important that Veterans find a supportive and safe space where they can build and

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Why a healthy heart matters at any age

A healthy and fit service member is deployable and combat ready, and lifestyle changes and medical management can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. Lifestyle changes and medical management can greatly reduce the risks of developing heart disease. In fact, developing healthier habits at the earliest age possible can improve your odds of better heart health later in life. learn more  

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VA Disability & VA Pension: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to Veterans’ benefits, there is a lot of confusion about the difference between VA disability vs. pension. Both are important programs that provide financial assistance but they are quite different. learn more   .youtube { overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:56.25%; position:relative; height:0; } .youtube iframe { left:0; top:0; height:100%; width:100%; position:absolute; }

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What To Do After a Qualifying Life Event

When it comes to your health care coverage, personal milestones are known as Qualifying Life Events (QLEs), opening a 90-day period to make eligible changes to your TRICARE health plan outside of open season. TRICARE QLEs include military, family, and government-directed changes, and that’s why it’s important to know what types of events are QLEs and what to do if you experience one. learn more