Navigation Links
VA Reaches Out to Women Veterans
Date:3/27/2008

eral specific initiatives for 2008 including:

-- enhancing skills of primary care providers who treat women veterans;

-- examining other women's health issues, including cardiac care, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer in women;

-- focusing on family issues and avoiding birth defects through enhanced pharmacy practices for women veterans of child bearing age.

Women veterans are the fastest growing segment of the veteran population second only to elderly veterans. Approximately 1.7 million women veterans comprise 7 percent of the total veteran population. Approximately 255,000 women use VA health care services. Today, over 200,000 women are serving in the Armed Forces. With the increasing number of women, VA estimates by 2020 women veterans will comprise 10 percent of the veteran population.

There is a women veterans program manager at every VA medical center, a women's liaison at every community based outpatient clinic and a women veterans coordinator at every VA regional office.

VA is reaching out to women veterans who are experiencing problems related to sexual trauma or harassment while in the military. All veterans, men and women, may receive free counseling, disability compensation, and related services for sexual trauma incurred in the military. In addition, there are programs for women veterans who are homeless or are victims of domestic violence.

There is a Military Sexual Trauma (MST) point of contact for psychotherapy at every VA medical center. Extensive enhancements of the MST program have taken place over the past two years, including training of providers in the most current effective treatments for PTSD and sexual trauma. In addition, VA has sites for combat PTSD in women and is examining how best to address complex combat and MST issues.

In addition to the services provided at each VA medical center, the Department also operates fifty Women's Health Centers, within medical cent
'/>"/>

SOURCE U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. eMPR Digital Drug Reference Reaches 50,000 Downloads and the Publisher Launches a Raffle for Healthcare Providers
2. Aflac Reaches $40 Million Milestone in Donations to the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta
3. Leukemia Survivor Reaches Landmark Settlement With TransUnion in ID Theft Case
4. Rogers Reaches Deal with Sports-O-Zone
5. Galderma Reaches Agreement to Acquire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals
6. IPM Reaches Landmark Agreement with Pfizer to Develop FDA-Approved Antiretroviral Drug as Vaginal Microbicide
7. MAP Pharmaceuticals Reaches Agreement with FDA on Special Protocol Assessment for MAP0004 Phase 3 Clinical Trial in Patients With Migraine
8. New York City death rate reaches historic low
9. MB Software Corporation Reaches Agreement with Keystone Equity Partners
10. Nyer Medical Group Reaches Agreement to Acquire Minority Interest in Pharmacy Chain Subsidiary
11. Sharp HealthCare Foundation Reaches $50 Million Goal
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black mothers ... babies, and here,s one possible reason why: Hospitals in ... nursing than those in areas with more white residents, ... support breast-feeding are much less common in medical centers ... from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... born at a low birth weight puts black women at ... The findings may partly explain high diabetes rates among ... low birth weight, the researchers added. Their study of ... low birth weight were 13 percent more likely to develop ... The risk of diabetes was 40 percent higher in those ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... A combination of therapy and antidepressants appears to best ... study reports. Four out of five people suffering ... full recovery when treated with cognitive therapy plus antidepressant ... combination didn,t work much better than drugs alone in ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... August 21, 2014 Transvaginal mesh ... Inc. continue to move forward in the federal ... District of West Virginia, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. ... 14th, the Court has established new stipulated evidence ... handling, division, storage and preservation. (In re C.R. ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Seattle, WA chiropractors ... Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center have recently ... team. Rina Lang, LMP and Mike Larios, LMP ... of massage techniques, and have developed their expertise working ... is particularly important in a clinical environment where massage ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Racial Disparities in Breast-Feeding May Start With Hospitals, Study Suggests 2Health News:Low Birth Weights May Put Black Women at Risk for Diabetes 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 2Health News:Talk Therapy Plus Meds May Be Best for Severe Depression 3Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal C.R. Bard Litigation with Issuance of New Pretrial Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal C.R. Bard Litigation with Issuance of New Pretrial Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Seattle’s Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Is Pleased to Introduce Rina Lang and Mike Larios as New Members of Its Massage Therapy Team 2Health News:Seattle’s Eastlake Chiropractic and Massage Center Is Pleased to Introduce Rina Lang and Mike Larios as New Members of Its Massage Therapy Team 3
... are used in some men to help them improve ... characteristics. Apparently the same patches can be used in ... their sexual desire and activity. ,In a study ... have looked at 447 women diagnosed with hypoactive sexual ...
... want to know answers to everything. This gains special// importance ... often have we questioned the diseases that make our precious ... ,Researchers in a breakthrough have unraveled the mystery surrounding heart ... failure, the heart uses too much fatty acid and not ...
... disease is responsible for nearly half (49 per cent) ... million people each year. Reducing cholesterol is one of ... ,Both soy protein and plant sterols extracted from ... foods market, with the US Food and Drug Administration ...
... D in bone development and teeth// strengthening is well known. Children ... the body with this vital nutrient. Vitamin D is produced in ... exposed to sunlight too. So much so that parents want their ... vitamin, which is free in nature! All this is done to ...
... tomographic colonography (CTC) depicts cancers and other clinically important conditions ... at very little additional cost, according to a study in ... finding cancer outside the colon may be as significant as ... Yee, M.D., Chief of Radiology at the Veterans Affairs Medical ...
... causes that can cause hearing loss in people apart// ... and type 1 diabetes. The researches are featured in ... ,In the first study researchers have found a previously ... form of hearing loss due to a lesion of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Testosterone Patches Found To Increase Sexual Desire In Menopausal Women 2Health News:Calcium-Vitamin D Combo For Reduced Fracture Risk 2Health News:Calcium-Vitamin D Combo For Reduced Fracture Risk 3Health News:Virtual Colonoscopy May Be Better Than Real-time Colonoscopy 2Health News:Studies On Hearing Loss Discovers New Causes 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ScriptPro has been certified by the ... Security Framework (CSF). According to Russ Hailey ... appreciate this rigorous, top-to-bottom audit. Security-minded customers depend ... signifies. Our business partners need to know we ... PROCESS: ScriptPro,s internal security processes and controls were ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014  ACI Clinical ( www.aciclinical.com ... Data Monitoring Committees. Using this solution, ... over industry standard costs and receive the same ... in committee services. Leveraging a decade ... contracting, charter development, statistical programming and meeting facilitation), ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... SAN FRANCISCO , Aug. 21, 2014 ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ... to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most ... analysis process (algorithm) instantly detects if patients ... recordings taken on the mobile phone based ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ScriptPro Achieves HITRUST Certification 2ACI Clinical: Innovation and Savings in Data Safety Monitoring Committees 2AliveCor Receives First FDA Clearance to Detect a Serious Heart Condition in an ECG on a Mobile Device 2
... Industry-Funded Immune Globulin Study Uncovers Sample,Manipulation, Design ... -- An analysis,released today critically examined a ... autism and Rh immune globulin,(RhIg) injections, some ... extensive design flaws, the,analysis uncovered manipulation of ...
... OSS, the Netherlands, June 27, 2007-Organon, the human,healthcare ... two,out of three Phase III clinical trials with ... have reached,their randomization target. , ,Corifollitropin alfa ... first of a new class of gonadotropins (a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genetics Journal Thimerosal/Autism Study the 'Best Science Drug,Company Money Can Buy' 2Genetics Journal Thimerosal/Autism Study the 'Best Science Drug,Company Money Can Buy' 3Two Phase III clinical trials on corifollitropin alfa (Org 36286),reach randomization target 2Two Phase III clinical trials on corifollitropin alfa (Org 36286),reach randomization target 3
The P45 Ultrasonic Workstation provides the highest ultrasound resolution for imaging....
EchoScan US-2500 is available in a single configuration or in combination with the A scan for maximum cost efficiency....
PremierEdge Stab Knives - 30....
... in the 21st century requires ... Alcon® UltraScan® imaging system responds ... at clinical echographic needs in ... permits step-by-step processing to collect ...
Medicine Products: