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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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VA Dietitian: Military staple is a still a good option

Every frazzled soccer mom knows that a box of pasta will cook in about 10 minutes. It’s a survival skill. But mothers aren’t the only ones who are savvy to this. My own mom was an Army nurse in Vietnam, …

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Army Veteran, double amputee committed to inspiring others

Noah Galloway is 32 years old and a former Army Sergeant. The Birmingham, Alabama, native enlisted in October 2001, joining the 502nd Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. He deployed to Iraq in 2003. “I loved my job as an infantry soldier,” …

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VA employee one of the top-10 most influential women in health IT

Last year, VA launched several pilots of secure mobile applications to help Veterans, caregivers and VA clinical teams provide unprecedented opportunities and become active partners in health care through mobile technology. The driving force behind those initiatives is VA’s co-director …

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VA researchers receive coveted service award for ground-breaking work with paralyzed Veterans

For more than 25 years, Bill Bauman and Ann Spungen have worked together to make the lives of paralyzed Veterans better. Last night, their dedication to their patients at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx was …

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The secret to Veteran enrichment: Get involved!

Team Red White & Blue Executive Director You may know Team RWB as the organization that is getting Veterans active. And while physical and social activities are certainly WHAT we do, enriching Veteran’s lives is WHY we do it. This is how we do it.

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National recruitment effort seeks to bring medical professionals to VA

In an effort to increase access to care, VA Secretary Bob McDonald recently launched a national recruitment campaign designed to bring needed medical professionals into the VA. “At VA, we have the most inspiring mission and the greatest clients of …

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VA Rallies Community Support for Veterans During Suicide Prevention Month

One small act could save the life of a Veteran or Servicemember in crisis – that’s the inspiration behind “The Power of 1” campaign.  The campaign launches this September during Suicide Prevention Month and is a joint project coordinated by …

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Secretary McDonald announces the start of a national recruitment effort to bring needed medical professionals to VA

Recruitment of Additional Medical Providers Will Increase Access to Care Speaking to a crowd of medical students, residents and faculty at Duke University’s School of Medicine, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today launched a recruiting initiative aimed at …

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Post WWII commitment to blind Veterans

Director of VA’s Blind Rehabilitation Service Harry Truman signed a presidential order in 1947 turning the military’s blind rehabilitation training of Servicemembers over to the VA, as a part of preparing the nation for post-war adjustment. Hines VA Hospital in Chicago was selected as the first center. Today, VA supports 13 inpatient blind rehabilitation centers across the US. These centers provide a breadth and depth of intensive and supportive care that restores abilities of Veterans and Servicemembers to achieve their independence, support their families, care for their homes, and integrate into their communities.

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