Getting life-saving naloxone where it's needed

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There’s a lot going on in VA health care. Here are some of our latest stories about Veterans and for Veterans. Find out how to apply for VA health care benefits.

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Chillicothe VA team gets life-saving naloxone where it's needed

A VA Chillicothe team personally distributed naloxone kits, meant to quickly reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, to high-risk Veterans. One Veteran called back to ask for another kit because he had used the first one to save his neighbor's life. 

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VA helps Marine come home

When fire left Marine Veteran Mathew Robie without a place to live, the team at VA Palo Alto helped him relocate to stable housing. “I’ve told quite a few friends to talk to the representatives at VA, wherever they’re at,” he says. “It’s worth it.” 

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Pinpointing prostate cancer

At Truman Veterans’ Hospital in Missouri, researchers are testing a new drug to see if it more accurately shows how far prostate cancer has spread, which could lead to better treatment. 

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Eastern OK VA faces down Omicron

In one month, the hospital went from 136 positive tests to 1,052. “We’ve been busy before, but not like this. We would have 20-30 cars lined up at 7:30 in the morning.”

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