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February is Heart Health Month. Know Your Numbers.Know Your Numbers
February is American Heart Month. VA Women's Health Services in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) is joining this national movement to raise awareness and education about heart disease and stroke.
Stop. Take a Breath. Be Mindful.Practice Mindfulnesss
Mindfulness is the state of moment-to-moment awareness of one's experience without judgment. Being mindful is noticing what is happening right now without judging or trying to fix it.
On Nov. 29, VA recognized its Red Coat Patient Ambassadors and volunteers. Red Coat Ambassadors greet and escort visitors and patients, offer information and directions, provide a listening ear and help find solutions to their concerns.Red Coat Ambassadors
On Nov. 29, VA recognized its Red Coat Patient Ambassadors and volunteers. Red Coat Ambassadors greet and escort visitors and patients, offer information and directions, provide a listening ear and help find solutions.
On Thursday, Nov. 16, the American Cancer Society’s 41st annual Great American Smokeout calls on smokers to make a plan to quit or light their last cigarette.Great American Smokeout
On Thursday, Nov. 16, the American Cancer Society’s 41st annual Great American Smokeout calls on smokers to make a plan to quit or light their last cigarette. VA offers resources to assist every step of the way.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness MonthOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.
Don't Wait. Communicate. Make a family emergency plan today. September is National Preparedness Month. Learn more at www.ready.gov/September.Be Ready - National Preparedness Month
Don't Wait. Communicate. Make a family emergency plan today. September is National Preparedness Month. Now is the time to prepare before a disaster strikes. Learn more at www.ready.gov/September.
VA Connecticut broke ground on the Fisher House during an April 11 ceremony.VA breaks ground on Fisher House Connecticut
On April 11, 2017, VA Connecticut broke ground on the 16-suite Fisher House Connecticut. "Home away from home" on the West Haven campus. House is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
Vet Centers are located in Danbury, Norwich, Rocky Hill and Orange.Vet Centers offer readjustment counseling
Vet Centers provide readjustment counseling to Veterans who served in combat theater of operations. Vet Centers provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families.
Veterans have unusually high rates of hepatitis C, especially Veterans born between 1945 and 1965.Hepatitis C May Surprise You
Hepatitis C can persist for 10-30 years before there are any clear symptoms, which is why most people with chronic hepatitis C are unaware they are infected. Effective treatments are available.
Fisher HouseFisher House groundbreaking set for April 11
Groundbreaking for Fisher House Connecticut is scheduled for Tues., April 11 at 11am. The 16-suite home will be located near the main entrance and provide the loved ones of VA inpatients a “home away from home. ”

From the Veterans Health Administration

Medical Technologist Dionne Hockett operates the new BioFire Blood Culture Identification system New Blood Culture ID System Improves Care for Vets
VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a new system that lets doctors find harmful microorganisms in blood samples in just a few hours vs. three days with the old method.
National Salute to Veteran Patients WeekNational Salute to Veteran Patients Week
All this week, VA medical centers across the country are saluting our Veteran patients with valentines, musical performances and special ceremonies. You can salute Veterans all year by volunteering.
Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder Help for Veterans with Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you feel sad in the winter, you may have Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is sometimes called winter depression. Here's information on treatment, including light therapy, from a VA psychiatrist.
February is Heart Month – A Veteran Nurse’s StoryFebruary is Heart Month - A Veteran Nurse's Story
Betty Cunar served as a nurse in the Vietnam war. During American Heart Month, she shares her story of care she receives from VA to remind Veterans of the importance of knowing your heart numbers.
Telehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health CareTelehealth Revolutionizing Veterans Health Care
VA's TeleHealth service utilizes health informatics to care for Veterans and helps them live independently and stay out of the hospital — essential for their overall health care and personal goals.
Bay Pines VA in Florida Bay Pines VA in Florida Modernizing for Veterans
Modernizing is one of VA's top priorities and the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is in the vanguard of medical centers which are modernizing their facilities and services for the Veterans it serves.
L-R: Chief of Staff Kent Crossley, Chief Experience Officer Martina Malek, nurse practitioner Judy Wagner, Chief of PM&R Mike Armstrong, nurse practitioner Laurie Kubes and Director Patrick KellyMinneapolis VA Opens “Healing Center”
Minneapolis VA opens new “Integrative Center for Health & Healing, part of VA's new emphasis on “Veteran-Centric” care. Once considered “alternative” therapy.
Army Veteran Gary Lucas navigates a hurdle exercise with the help of study coordinator Lydia PadenResearch Builds Balance and Strength in Veterans
Thanks to innovative research at the Baltimore VA, older Veterans are making strides — literally — in their ability to move about, stay balanced, prevent falls and get up from a fall if they do have one.
Holiday Open House… A Big Hit with Veterans and EmployeesVeterans Enjoy Holiday Open Houses at Memphis VA
All this month, VA medical centers across America celebrate the holidays with Veterans and employees. At the Memphis VA, there are six Holiday Open House events to greet the season.
Art work produce by Veterans who particpated in Art TherapyVeterans Creating a Brighter Future
Veterans use art as a means of expression on the road to recovery, developing goals while gaining hope and a sense of accomplishment, which are critical to the recovery process.

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