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"This is not just a job for government. Every community, every American, can reach out and do more." - Secretary Bob McDonald

#‎PreventingVetSuicide
As a national leader in suicide prevention, VA understands that more needs to be done and we cannot do it alone. Nearly 200 mental health professionals, caregivers, veterans and their families, veteran service organizations, members of Congress and experts from other federal agencies answered the call to action this week, a call to end the tragedy of Veteran suicide. It was a day dedicated to listening, getting to know each other and learning. It...
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Got your red on yet? Join us in raising awareness for women’s hearth health. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, so we encourage all our women Veterans to talk to their doctors about heart disease. http://1.usa.gov/1PUEnht ‪#‎GoRedWearRed‬
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I guess RED on Friday can have 2 meanings...
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The number one killer of women is heart disease. Every February, Heart Health Month, VA reminds Veterans that early detection can make all the difference in a successful battle against heart disease.
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"As a doctor, I know that when it comes to suicide prevention, there is no substitute for the human connection: sitting down with a veteran; showing genuine concern; taking a military history (rarely done outside the military or VA health systems); asking well-informed questions; and listening to what the veteran has to say. We want everyone to know that each of us can make a difference in the life of a veteran in crisis. Just one small act can make a big difference — it can even save a life."
Shulkin is under secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and wrote this for the Tribune News Service.
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Surprised by these numbers? VA isn’t. That’s why we’re always working to get the care Veterans need to the places they live. Learn how we’re working to reach you: http://www.ruralhealth.va.gov/docs/ORH_Annual_Report_2015_FINAL.pdf
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VA honors Admiral Michelle J. Howard.for African-American History Month. ‪#‎blackhistorymonth‬

Admiral Michelle J. Howard has spent her naval career breaking down barriers. She was the first African-American woman to achieve a three star rank and the rank of admiral. She was the first African-American woman to command a Navy ship, the USS Rushmore, and the first woman to become a four-star admiral. Admiral Howard is currently serving as Vice Chief of Naval Operations; she is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the post.

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It is Four Chaplains Day. A day few discuss, but a story all should know about. A day that remembers four military chaplains, all of different faiths, who joined together and sacrificed themselves to save others. It is a day that shows we are all Americans, despite differences of faith, race or heritage.

http://www.army.mil/article/34090/Chaplain_Corps_History__The_Four_Chaplains/
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No shadow for the groundhog! Spring is coming early! How are you planning to take advantage of the warm weather?
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I really, really don't think Mr Groundhog got that right. :(
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Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. Your annual doctor visit should have a special emphasis on detecting the early signs of heart disease.
This page is designated for information regarding Heart Health Month, February 2014
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Coaching Into Care can help family and friends find the info they need to help a #Veteran. Call 888-823-7458 to talk with a responder.
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101 years ago, Congress signed into law an act that created the modern @U.S. Coast Guard. Today — and every day — we celebrate the men and women of the USCG and thank them for protecting our nation’s shores. Share this YouTube playlist to inspire others with stories of #USCG #Veteran strength: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLaBB9aDDd44eNQ6QseRq7Lrke5Rz0t14Z
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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.