Press Releases - VA Boston Healthcare System
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VA Boston Healthcare System

 

Press Releases


2020

VA offers debt relief to Veterans through year's end - VA is suspending all actions on Veteran debts under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Treasury Department. This includes the suspension of collection action or extending repayment terms on pre-existing VA debts, whichever the Veteran prefers. (10/05/2020)

VA Boston to host Virtual Veteran Caregiver Resource Fair September 15th - VA Boston’s Caregiver Support Program is hosting a Virtual Caregiver Resource Fair Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 12 pm - 1:00 pm. Veterans and caregivers can join the event on VA Boston’s Facebook page (Facebook/VABoston) and learn about Veteran caregiver resources, support and changes to the program. (09/14/2020)

Veteran Virtual Employment and Housing Weekly Clinic - Are you a Veteran looking for work or a place to live? Join the weekly virtual employment and housing clinic to assist with employment, education & training resources, housing programs and supports services. (07/10/2020)

VA announces safeguards to protect nursing home and spinal cord injury patients - Washington – While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) still considers COVID-19 to be a low threat to the general American public, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, March 10, new safeguards aimed at limiting COVID-19 exposure risk for two of its most susceptible patient populations: nursing home residents and spinal-cord injury patients. VA’s 134 nursing homes are home to more than 41,000 Veterans across the country. The residents are predominantly older, and many have multiple complex health conditions, making them particularly vulnerable to infection. To minimize the risk of exposure, effective March 10 and until further notice, VA is taking the following actions: (03/10/2020)

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2015

Better with Age? VA Study Finds Concentration Ability Highest in Mid 40s - Are you still paying attention? Well that may depend on how old you are. Researchers from VA Boston Healthcare System and Harvard University have discovered a person’s ability to sustain attention is greatest at around 43. (08/12/2015)

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