Archive for February, 2011

Veterans find a second family in Medical Foster Homes

Man and woman standing outside in the sun

Dedicated caregivers offer Veterans more than medical attention; they provide a second family and a home. The new choice for high-need and end-of-life care places Veterans in Medical Foster Homes.

National Cancer Prevention Month

Woman doctor gives consultation to a male patient

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. One third of most cancer deaths could be prevented by the proper lifestyle changes and by following cancer screening recommendations.

Military Roots: Presidents who were Veterans

Portrait of a man

Twenty-four of our forty-four Presidents served in the military. The core values of decision-making and inspiring leadership prove to be valuable both in the service and in the eyes of the American public.

National African American History Month

African American soldiers from the Civil War stand outside a tent

The Veterans Health Administration is celebrating African American History Month this February. The 2011 theme is “African Americans and the Civil War,” which urges all Americans to study and reflect on the value of their contribution to the nation.

National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

Portrait photos of two men

During “National Salute to Veteran Patients Week,” February 13-19, VA medical facilities across America are honoring their men and women Veteran patients with salutes and ceremonies, featuring musical concerts and Valentines…and inviting the public to join in the recognition.