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Camp Lejeune: Veteran or Family Member?Camp Lejeune: Veteran or Family Member?
From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.
Great American Smokout is Nov. 15 - Better Starts Today"Better Starts Today"
The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15. If you’ve thought about quitting smoking but haven’t picked a date yet, or if you’ve tried before and are ready to commit, now’s the time to start living a better life!
October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness MonthIntimate Partner Violence Awareness Month
Is your relationship affecting your health? October is Domestic Partner/Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month. Violence can take many forms to include emotional, physical, sexual and threats.
Flu vaccine is available at VA or your local Walgreens PharmacyVA is ready for flu season
To make it easier for veterans enrolled for care with VA to get the flu vaccine, flu shots will be available at VA medical centers and community clinics in addition to Walgreen Pharmacies.
Text messaging improves access, reducing thousands of missed appointments.VEText transforms scheduling process
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched VEText, a text messaging appointment-reminder system, which to date has helped VA reduce no-show medical visits by more than 100,000.
Once treatment starts, you should stay an active player in your careSigns of Good PTSD Care
As a veteran with PTSD, you deserve the best treatment available. Whether you are seen at VA, in a Vet Center, or by a community provider, you need to feel sure that your care is working for you
Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit RegistryAirborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
Were you exposed to smoke from burn pits, oil well fires or other harmful pollution during deployment? The #BurnPitRegistry can help identify health conditions related to airborne hazards you may have been exposed to.
May is Menthal Health Month - Share the PossibilitiesMental Health Month
This month, Share the Possibilities. What do the words “mental health” mean to you? For some, these words bring to mind symptoms and conditions — struggles with anxiety, insomnia, anger, isolation, depression.
Fisher House Connecticut will be dedicated on May 4Fisher House Dedication Set for May 4
The 16-suite house will provide temporary accommodations for the eligible family members and caregivers of veterans receiving inpatient care at the West Haven campus. Families stay at no cost.
Text Message Appointment Reminders & Cancellation SystemVEText "No Show" Campaign
In fiscal year 2017, 9.2 million appointments went unused across VHA due to patients that missed an appointment and failed to cancel. ​The purpose is to reduce the number of no-shows by marketing new advances.

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