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Finnish Study Finds Dementia Risk Reduced in Men Who Frequent Saunas

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Disability Help Group

Researchers in Finland have already established the benefits of sauna use for cardiovascular health, and now they are looking at the correlation between frequenting saunas and memory health. The researchers took data of 2,315 men ages 42-60 who doctors listed as healthy to determine if … Read More »

Experiment Interfacing Brain Cells to Graphene Allows Detection of Cancer Cells

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Many studies regarding cancer research focus on improving diagnostic tests and early intervention methods. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have recently presented a new diagnostic method of detecting cancer cells that is non-invasive and simple to perform. The researchers used graphene, a … Read More »

Scent-based Diagnostic Test for Alzheimer’s Disease Becomes More Viable

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Disability Help Group

One of the lesser-known symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of brain abnormalities is loss of sense of smell. Studies have shown that a person’s sense of smell diminishes adjacent with the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s. Researchers are looking to establish a new … Read More »

Electroencephalogram Test Helps VA Doctors Tell PTSD and Mild TBI Apart

Posted on December 28, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Electroencephalograms (EEGs) measure the levels of electric activity in a person’s brain. Analysis of these results can help doctors determine a comatose patient’s state of consciousness and detect other brain activity abnormalities. Doctors from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are working on developing protocols … Read More »

New Veterans Crisis Line Call Center Opening in Atlanta to Improve Service

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has broken ground on the newest addition to its Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) service. A new call center is in the works for Atlanta, providing more resources to veterans in life-threatening crises. The new center will allow an additional … Read More »

VA Grants Advance Practice Registered Nurses Full Practice Authority

Posted on December 23, 2016 by Disability Help Group

To continue its efforts in expanding the availability and timeliness of medical care, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is granting full practice authority to Advance Practice Registered Nurses. These nurses underwent education for primary, acute, and specialty care and carry advanced degrees. Under the … Read More »

New Hepatitis C Drugs Bring Promising Results to VA Patients

Posted on December 22, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Hepatitis C, or Hep C, is becoming a less serious risk to the lives of veterans thanks to new treatment regimen from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system. Earlier in 2016, the VA announced full treatment funding for all current Hepatitis C patients. … Read More »

More Military Family Amenities, Fisher Houses Coming to VA Medical Facilities

Posted on December 21, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Fisher Houses are special housing accommodations for military families and veterans who have a loved one seeking ongoing treatment at a VA healthcare facility. There are currently 71 Fisher House locations on military installations and at VA medical centers across the nation and internationally. Now, … Read More »

Outpatient Medication Copay Decreases for Most Veterans Thanks to New Regulation

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several types of health care services to veterans, even if their military service did not cause their ailments. Currently, if a veteran is seeking medication for a non-service connected condition, the VA expects to receive an outpatient medication … Read More »

Veterans Can Apply for National Cemetery Eligibility before Death

Posted on December 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The death of a veteran is never an easy event to handle. Along with the pain of losing a loved one, families must determine if he or she is eligible for burial in a national cemetery or if they wish to bury their veteran with … Read More »