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VA Video ConnectVA Video Connect
VA Video Connect connects veterans with their health care team from anywhere, using encryption to ensure a secure and private session. Veterans and providers jointly decide whether to use VA Video Connect.
November is National Family Caregivers MonthFamily Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. VA thanks, celebrates, and honors each, and every family caregiver. As a caregiver, the very best thing you can do for those who depend on you is to take care of yourself.
Virtual yoga nidra is open to all veterans.Virtual Yoga Nidra
Every Thursday, veterans all over the US meet up to practice yoga together for an hour. They never see one another and likely will never meet. This class doesn’t require travel, membership, special clothing or a mat.
"I Am Not Invisible" women veterans photo campaign"I Am Not Invisible" Women Veterans Photo Project
Women veterans from all branches and eras are invited to participate in the "I Am Not Invisible" photo campaign on Oct. 18 (Newington campus) and Oct. 25 (West Haven campus) from 9am-1pm both days.
VA Connecticut will be smoke-free effective Oct. 1, 2019Smoke-Free Effective Oct. 1
VA Connecticut Healthcare System will be a smoke-free campus effective Oct. 1, 2019. This is part of VA’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for everyone on VA healthcare system grounds.
Wireless Internet service available at West Haven campusWireless Internet Service Available at West Haven
West Haven - Patient and guest wireless Internet service is now available on the West Haven campus Medical/Surgical units, the Bldg. 2 main lobby, cafeteria, Dialysis and Community Living Center.
Researchers identify genetic clues to most troubling PTSD symptomResearchers find genetic clues to PTSD symptom
A new genome-wide survey of 165,000 veterans identified eight regions of the genome associated with the re-experience of traumatic events. The report was published in the July 29 Journal of Nature Neuroscience.
The chaplaincy training program received Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accreditation. VA Connecticut is now one of 300 sites nationwide to offer this chaplaincy training.Chaplaincy Training Program receives accreditation
The chaplaincy training program received Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) accreditation. VA Connecticut is now one of 300 sites nationwide to offer this chaplaincy training.
June is Pride MonthPride Month 2019
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. VA welcomes all veterans and is committed to providing high-quality, respectful care for LGBT veterans and related identities, as well as their families.
Staff with the PRIME Center shared information about pain research studies.Celebrating VA Research
VA Research Week celebrated 94 years of VA research. “The Science of Hope” highlighted VA's history of outstanding research accomplishments that improved veterans’ lives and advanced America’s medical knowledge.

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