Tag Archives: Health

Acting VA Secretary addresses 115th National VFW Convention

Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention on Tuesday, July 22. This is the 115th National VFW convention and hosts hundreds of Veterans from all over the country. Watch his remarks in the video above …

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Shooting Sports Help Marine Corps Veteran Get Back to an Active Life

VA Adaptive Sports grant recipient

Adaptive shooting brought disabled Marine Corps veteran Calvin Smith out from the confines of his home and into the realization that he could still live a full, active life.

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Father and son compete together at the National Veterans Golden Age Games

Today’s Veteran of the Day is shared by a father and son who are competing together at the 2014 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Joseph Ribeiro served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. He drove a Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) also known as a Higgins boat during World War II and made landings during the Battle of Guam and in the Philippines. “I always hit the beaches good and hard so my boys didn’t have to wade through the water much,” he said.

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VA Secrets

Surgeon at Richmond VAMC; blogger, founder of OnSurg

I’ve worked at a few VA medical centers, including four years at the Phoenix VA. I’d like to report something missed in the media storm. Before spilling secrets, though, I’ll dispense with the non-secrets.

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Veterans Health a national leader in surgical quality

National Director of Surgery, National Surgery Office, VA’s Veterans Health Administration

VA is a national leader in surgical quality. Read more to find out how.

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VA dietitian highlights benefits of farmers markets

Registered Dietitian, Saginaw, Michigan VA Medical center

Learn about how to boost your health by shopping fresh at farmers markets.

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It’s Always The Right Time to Mind Your Health

In May we focus on mental health awareness and on the right time to “Mind Your Health.” As we approach National PTSD Awareness Month in June, in this post we encourage Veterans to make the choice to use VA’s post-traumatic …

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Unless it happens to you, you just don’t understand

Director, VA’s Blind Rehabilitation Service

VA’s Blind Rehabilitation Service helps Veterans and Servicemembers with visual impairment adapt to their life situation.

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VA takes steps to immediately enhance access to care

On Wednesday, May 21, following President Obama’s statement regarding outreach to Veterans currently waiting for appointments, Secretary Shinseki directed Veterans Health Administration (VHA) leadership to personally review their processes to ensure that VA is doing everything possible to schedule Veteran patients …

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VA News Digital: Former surgeon prefers VA medical care

Dr. Thomas Russell knows a thing or two about what good medical care should look like. As a flight surgeon during the Vietnam War, and later on as a surgeon and head of the American College of Surgeons, he dedicated …

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