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VIP offers wellness initiatives such as acupuncture, anti-inflammatory diet group, biofeedback, mindfulness and meditation, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi. http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/31329/vip-treatment-mcguire-va-medical-center-gets-results-veterans/
Everybody needs a break, right? For Veterans dealing with problems like chronic pain, coupled with weight problems and poor diet, the first step may seem insurmountable. The McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Va. has a group dedicated to teaching Veterans to take the steps needed to overcome chronic pain. The Veterans Integrative Pain (VIP) Center uses self-management techniques to break the pain cycle and turn around someone’s overall heal...
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"For Veterans at the Bath VA Medical Center, taking care of their vegetable garden is a labor of love -- and nostalgia." http://www.twcnews.com/nys/binghamton/news/2016/09/27/veterans-donate-600-pounds-of-vegetables-to-local-charities.html
Bath VA Medical Center, veterans, gardening, vegetables, Catholic Charities, healing, Tina Yazdani
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Did you deploy after 1990? You might be eligible to participate in the #BurnPitRegistry. Join the thousands of Veterans and Servicemembers who have already signed up. Check your eligibility today: http://go.usa.gov/cwhEV
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“There is hope out there — and help. You just have to ask for it.” Although Jeanné, a @United States Air Force #Veteran, uses a wheelchair, that hasn’t stopped her from living her life to the fullest. Hear her story: http://maketheconnection.net/fb/story145
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Breathe easy; VA is here to help you successfully become smoke free. Call 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) to speak to VA counselors about how you can quit smoking. Make the call, and take control of your health!
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The VA Mobile Health Provider Program is bringing mobile technology to VA medical centers across the nation. Check out what care team members are saying about their VA-issued mobile devices. http://bit.ly/29VSByf
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+BumHead Jim I've tried the same thing. The VA claims responsive caring and concern when the general public is watching, but when there's no camera or reporters, or permanent records made, the underlying agenda is sublimely revealed. They want veterans to humble themselves before the powerful & mighty VA and plead and cry and grovel at their feet. While confessing all personal character shortcomings, health issues, family problems, legal issues, indebtedness, etc ad infinitum. Yet, they are our paid servants, not the other way around. If we have a broken bone, they want to know how our kids are doing in school, who we're dating and what our bank account and employment record is. Rather than just fixing the broken bone. They want you to concede control of your life over to their bureaucratic power structure, just so they can "keep tabs on you". But file a FOIA request to the VA? Good luck if you get an acknowledgment they even received it, more or less, answer it.
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Interested in learning more about burn pits, Agent Orange, and other military exposures? Get the latest delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for email updates at http://go.usa.gov/xKe97.
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Your mobile app idea can help Veterans and Service members. Get started with app development: mobile.va.gov/content/developing-va-apps
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“The programs that are in place now are great, but you’ve still got to be willing to jump on them,” says Mike, a #Veteran of the @U.S. Army Reserve and the @National Guard. Hear how he turned his life around after experiencing #depression and problems with alcohol: http://maketheconnection.net/fb/story192
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“I love working with those who served our country. It’s one of the main reasons for my coming to the VA,” he said. “My mother also served as a career nurse for VA, so it’s very familiar to me and also where I’m most comfortable working with patients.”
He reminds his patients of “those doctors from 50 years ago where they sit down and talk to you and are like your best friend.” Meet Dr. James Michelson of VA San Diego.
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When a son doesn’t return, a mother is left behind. When a sister makes the ultimate sacrifice, a brother loses his best friend. When a family member who serves is lost, a family can lose itself.

Gold Star Families have made the greatest sacrifice. Today on Gold Star Mother’s Day, we thank them and their loved ones for their service to this country.
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#BeThere for Veterans and Servicemembers during #SuicidePrevention Month. Your actions could save a life. Watch and share this new video to show how small actions can make a huge difference to those in crisis: VeteransCrisisLine.net/BeThere
We can all play a role in preventing suicide, but many people don't know what they can do to support the Veteran or Service member in their life who is going through a difficult time. A simple act of kindness can help someone feel less alone.
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Caring for our Veterans Health
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.
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1-877-222-VETS (8387)