COULD AN APP SAVE VETERANS’ LIVES?

Veterans can face a series of issues after returning from their service to the country – while suicide as the result of post-traumatic stress is one concern, another is simply declining health with age and potential war injuries. Oftentimes, the veteran will have...

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HEALING WATERS

People often call golf “a good walk spoiled,” but men tend to find fishing – which can be an equally frustrating pursuit – more calming and serene. Now fishing is being used as a way to help military veterans. Project Healing Waters is a national organization...

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JUSTUS BELFIELD

Justus Belfield was too weak to leave his bed at an upstate New York nursing home this Veteran’s Day, but it didn’t matter: he had the staff dress him and take a picture of one more salute. Belfield was 98, and passed away the next day. He had spent 16 years in the...

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CLAY HUNT SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR AMERICAN VETERANS ACT

A group of veterans recently marched on the Senate office buildings in support of the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, named for an Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran who committed suicide in 2011. The veterans’ goal is to get the bill passed before a...

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TYPE 2 DIABETES AFFECTS MORE THAN A MILLION VETERANS

Department of Veterans Affairs researchers are locked in battle with an enemy that is quietly maiming and killing thousands of Americans who have served their country. It’s not posttraumatic stress, depression or traumatic brain injury. The Culprit “Type 2 diabetes is...

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VA OFFERS PROGRAMS FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

Caring for an aging Veteran who may suffer from dementia or other disabilities can become overwhelming. The VA does offer programs to caregivers to help manage stress, learn effective communication, and maintain self-care, as well as continuing online support for...

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ABOUT THE ANNUAL VA HOSPITAL REPORT CARD

The Department of Veterans Affairs, commonly referred to as the VA, releases a VA hospital report card yearly. The VA system includes 1,400 hospitals that treat nearly five million patients each year. The VA began issuing these annual report cards in 2008. The goal is...

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THE NEW IMPROVED VA PRESCRIPTION LABEL

The Veterans Health Administration has announced big changes to their prescription labels. The changes were made based on feedback from hundreds of Veterans, as well as VA pharmacy staff members who were asked to explain what they did and did not like about existing...

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VA ANNOUNCES ONLINE PRESCRIPTION TRACKER

In an effort to better serve the Veterans who have served our country so well, the VA has recently announced plans to allow patients to track delivery of VA prescriptions online. This provides seniors and other vets the opportunity to take more control over their...

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