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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.

Smiling male Veteran shares great dental work

Community dentists are helping Veterans smile 

The VETSmile program connects Veterans to local dentists for dental services at a reduced cost or for free. Find out how to get VA dental care or how to buy dental insurance if you
don’t qualify.

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Veteran and seven VA clinical team

Happy heart, happy life

Navy Veteran Walter Meekins recently reunited with his Houston VA cardiologists one year after undergoing a life-saving special heart procedure.

“At my age, I didn’t want to have open heart surgery,” Meekins said. “My VA doctors found another way to help me.”

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Nurse examines Veteran’s foot

Diabetic and amputee Veteran receives VA support

Dangerous blood sugar levels and a severe infection led Veteran William Shockey to have his foot amputated. His VA team worked with him to make sure he had the necessary tools and equipment to make his transition easier.

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image showing the inside of a kidney

Maintaining a healthy kidney

Kidney disease means kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood like they should. Many people don't have symptoms until kidney damage is
very advanced.

Talk to your doctor about getting
tested today!

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