Veterans, connecting your docs with the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health program lets you share important parts of your Veteran health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and your community health care providers who participate in this program.
The Burden of COPD on Veterans and the VA Healthcare System
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive, incurable respiratory illness, is characterized by airflow obstruction. In the U.S., approximately 12 million individuals have COPD while another 12 million remain undiagnosed.
Different Health Risks For Veterans of Different Wars
Many military health risks are universal. For instance, trauma injuries, blast-related injuries and PTSD can affect members from any branch of service, from any tour. However, many other conditions correspond with a specific period of service or a specific branch of service.
What To Do If You’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos
As with many other job-related hazards, asbestos exposure was an unavoidable reality for many men and women who served in the U.S. military. From Navy ship to Army bases, hundreds of government-owned properties were contaminated with asbestos. Working around the fibers was a common occurrence for many veterans.
FAQs for People Considering a Career in Health Administration
Health administration is a growing field, but it’s so diverse and encompasses such a wide variety of jobs that a lot of people who are considering a degree in health administration have questions about what the degree will mean and what their options will be. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers about health […]
Redskins Timeout for Military and Veterans’ Health
The Washington Redskins, GlaxoSmithKline and other Redskins health and wellness partner organizations will host the fourth annual Timeout for Veterans and Military Health event that will help veterans tackle chronic diseases by offering free health screenings on Saturday, Oct. 29 at FedExField.