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Call your VA medical center before going to a clinic, urgent care, or emergency room, especially if you have symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Calling first helps us protect you, medical staff, and other patients. Ask your VA health care team about the option of care by phone or video instead of an in-person visit. We also ask that visitors who feel unwell postpone their visits to VA facilities.
In The News
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts:
Fireworks are the hallmark of Fourth of July activities but can be difficult trigger for veterans dealing with PTSD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is anxiety disorder that stems from having experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. *Symptoms can include :
Flashbacks to traumatic event
Aversion to certain triggering stimuli, such as loud noises
Gulf War Veterans
The American Pyrotechnics Association estimates that on the 4th of July Americans set off more than:
* According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
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