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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. ”
Eating a  "heart healthy" diet includes decreasing sodium, choosing healthy fats and increasing fiberThe meaning of a "heart healthy" diet
By Jessica Mooney, MS, RD Eating “heart healthy” is the way to go if you are looking to improve your health or if you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or have a family history of it.
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
Military sexual trauma, or MST, is the term used by VA to refer to experiences of sexual assault or repeated, threatening sexual harassment that a Veteran experienced during his or her military service.
Tips on managing stressManaging Stress
Though dealing with stress is nothing new to most of us, the holidays can often be the most stress filled time of the year. Pressure to create the perfect holiday can make a joyful season one you can’t wait to end.
Supporting those who help care for our veteransCaring for the Caregiver
VA acknowledges the key role caregivers play as part of the health care team. A caregiver is anyone who provides personal care service, including assistance with daily activities or supervision to ensure safety. This can be a spouse, significant other, adult child, parent, family member, or friend.
VA’s Million Veteran Program reached an important milestone when an Army Veteran became the 500,000th veteran to enroll in the research database program – making the program the largest genomic database in the world.MVP: Half a million more needed
VA’s Million Veteran Program reached an important milestone when an Army Veteran became the 500,000th veteran to enroll in the research database program – making the program the largest genomic database in the world.

From the Veterans Health Administration

Palm Trees and cloudy skyMy HealtheVet: Vital Resource During Emergency
During an emergency, Veterans enrolled in My HealtheVet can access their medication refills, health records and other valuable tools when medical centers and other facilities are inaccessible.
Runner on the beachWith VA Adaptive Sports, life has become a joy
It's more than therapy. The Veterans Summer Sports Clinic offers many exciting recreational opportunities for Veterans accepting the challenge to strengthen their bodies and improve their self-worth.
HealtheVet New Home pageMy HealtheVet has a New Look - Check it Out!
The next generation of My HealtheVet is here, and we think you will like what you see! The new site was recently redesigned with new colors and a cleaner look. Check it out today!
Veteran and volunteer in golf kartNational Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament
The National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament, being held this week in Iowa City, Iowa, gives disabled Veterans an opportunity to learn new skills and strengthen their self-esteem.
Veteran Daniel Glanz shows off the new prosthetic hand, an iLimb QuantumVeteran Receives High-tech Prosthetic Hand
Afghanistan Veteran Daniel Glanz has a brand new prosthetic hand, an iLimb Quantum, with functions that are programmable with a smartphone app and can change functions with a simple gesture.
Veteran Alexandrea Gries and her service dog ShermanVeteran talks about suicide to help other Veterans
Combat Veteran Alexandrea Gries shares her experiences with Veterans to help them overcome their obstacles and issues. “VA is probably the single biggest reason why I'm still alive.”
Richard Weaver, Registered Cardiac Invasive Specialist and Dr. Izzat Shah, M.D. Helping Hands for Healthy Hearts for PA Veterans
At the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center, the new cardiac catheterization suite offers state-of-the-art care for area Veterans close to home. Less travel and loved ones by their side.
Potted plants on displayVeteran Shares Green Thumb Hobby with Fellow Vets
An Iraq war Veteran tells his story of post-combat struggles and how Veterans Affairs health care professionals helped him commit to a better life and share his green thumb hobby.
Female soldier standing in front of American FlagVeteran Sexual Trauma Victims: You Are Not Alone
After Mary experienced Military Sexual Trauma, she was afraid to report it. She thought she was alone. She got help at VA and now wants to get the word out to other Veterans about MST coordinators.
Dr. Schutzer conducting researchVeterans Find Prostate Cancer Cure at McGuire
Veterans across America travel to McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond for treatment of moderate to aggressive forms of prostate cancer using “brachytherapy” a much better option for Veterans.

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