Monthly Archives: February 2013

Veterans Ready to Serve Again

The American Legion‘s annual Washington conference was this week, and VA Secretary Eric Shinseki was on hand to deliver a vital message: Veterans are well-prepared to rebuild the middle class, just as they did after World War II. The key …

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Compulsive Eating: Exploring the Science Behind Food Addictions

Dietetic Intern at Hines VA Hospital and recent graduate of Illinois State University

Can food really be as addictive as alcohol? That question is being asked more frequently today, with no clear answer just yet. Recent research is pointing to food having chemically addictive properties, similar to substances like alcohol, cocaine, or heroin

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Another Community Option with Vet Centers

Out of all the VA services I tell fellow Veterans about, Vet Centers might be at the top of the list. The revolutionary idea of community-based mental health and readjustment counseling began after the Vietnam War, and now over 300 …

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Intel Report, February 22

Your end of week wrap-up of Veterans news and resources: The Battle of Iwo Jima, one of the most iconic and fierce battles in our history, began 68 years ago this week. Check out To the Shores of Iwo Jima, …

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Programs Bridge the Gap Between Student Vets and Faculty

When I started college in 2008, not even back a year from Iraq, the process was a little difficult to manage. My school offered GI Bill paperwork support but not much when it came to how to navigate the various …

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Camp Lejeune Veterans: Health Care for 15 Conditions

Co-Chair of the VA Camp Lejeune Task Force

Did you serve on active duty at the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1987?

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Women’s History Month: Honoring Our Nation’s Women Veterans

In honor of Women’s History Month, we want to thank the women who have shaped our military and we need your help putting together a tribute honoring women Veterans. Throughout history, these service members took on a variety of roles …

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VA Decreasing GI Bill Processing Time with New Automation Tools

Communications specialist with the Veterans Benefits Administration

Roger W. Baker, the Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology testified today before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity.

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Manhattan VA Outpatient Clinics Reopening in March

Good news for Veterans in New York City, whose care was affected by flooding of Hurricane Sandy: the Manhattan VA Medical Center will reopen outpatient clinics in March. From NY Daily News: A date to reopen the 120-bed inpatient department …

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Love Your Heart

Registered Dietitian at the Dayton, OH VA Medical Center

Did you know that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? This February, in honor of American Heart Month, join the fight against heart disease and love your heart.

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