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Ten things veterans should know about burn pits

VA launched the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry in response to concerns that Veterans were experiencing a range of respiratory illnesses possibly associated with exposure to burn pits. The registry is open to many Veterans and active-duty Servicemembers who deployed to various locations. This guide describes why you should participate in the registry and how it might help uncover links between exposures and certain health conditions.

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VA dietician says sweet potatoes have good nutritional value

Research has shown that sweet potatoes may actually be help to regulate blood sugar. Sweet potatoes offer a wealth of nutritional and health benefits that exceeds that of their white potato counterparts.

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Team RWB carries Old Glory across America

Team Red White & Blue completed its’ first Old Glory Coast-to-Coast Relay Friday – carrying the American flag from San Francisco to Walter Reed Hospital Bethesda in less than 60 days with the flag being carried every mile. The 3,800 …

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VA Mail-Order Pharmacy Receives Highest Score in Mail Order Segment of J.D. Power Study

For the fifth consecutive year, VA’s Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy scored the highest in overall satisfaction in the J.D. Power National Pharmacy Study.

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“Road to Veterans Day” Sets Conditions for Long-Term Reform at VA

The “Road to Veterans Day” initiative, announced on Sept. 8 by Secretary Bob McDonald, has resulted in significant progress for Veterans over the past three months. During that time, VA has taken deliberate actions to improve service delivery for Veterans, …

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An open letter to America’s Veterans from Secretary Bob McDonald

At the Department of Veterans Affairs, we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in Government. I accepted this job and joined this mission to better serve you—our Veterans—and improve the delivery of the care and benefits you …

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VA’s Blueprint for Excellence: Strategies for more Veteran-centric care

“….To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan.” These words from President Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address guide the mission of today’s VA. Over the last two months, VA’s secretary, Bob …

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National Veterans Creative Arts Festival begins today

More than 100 Veterans from across the country are in Milwaukee today through Sunday for the 2014 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. The Festival, presented by VA and the American Legion Auxiliary, showcases the artistic achievements of Veterans from across …

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VA and Veterans service organizations eye telehealth to improve access

VA  representatives  and Veteran Service Organizations met today to explore the  health care delivery capabilities offered by telehealth to help improve access to care for Veterans. “Today’s demonstration is an important part of our ongoing conversation with our VSO partners …

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More than a soldiers home

Freelance filmmaker When I’m at White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center and I look around, I see happy employees and happy patients. I see smiling caregivers who spend time with their patients.

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