Archive for January, 2011

Expanding Care: Suicide Prevention Hotline Reaches Out to Homeless Veterans

Man in front of the computer

Homelessness can be a trigger for suicidal thoughts; The National Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline launched an expansion of hotline services over the phone and online for homeless veterans.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Man in a winter coat with mountains in the background

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as “winter depression,” is not pure seasonal depression, but seasonal worsening of pre-existing depression. It is defined as “recurring depression with seasonal onset and remission,” mostly affecting people who already have depression.

VA Research Scientist and Nobel Prize Winner, at 84, Still Looking for Cures

Doctor in laboratory

VA Distinguished Medical Research Scientist Dr. Andrew Schally has made an important advance in the study of congestive heart failure. Schally and his University of Miami colleagues have found a compound that sparked major recovery in rats after heart attack, which often leads to heart failure.

Atlanta VA Medical Center Celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Atlanta VA Medical Center celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by answering his question: “What are you doing for others?” Veteran patients will be given donated books in honor of the day.

Cervical Cancer: The Power of Early Detection

Health Awareness Campaign 2010-2011

While cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide, early detection can save lives. VA has the resources and is committed to help women Veterans take those steps.