Tag Archives: Health

VA dietitian offers healthy tips for the holidays

f your holidays are anything like mine, you will give plenty of thanks for the food you eat and the shared company of family and friends. Both of my grandfathers served during World War II, and they made it very clear to me to cherish the holidays with my loved ones, and to thank those who have served and who are unable to be with their loved ones during the holidays.

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine: yoga, acupuncture and more

There was a time when yoga classes at a VA hospital would have seemed as out of place as poetry readings during boot camp.Times have changed. Nowadays, yoga is just one of several complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practices that have caught on big at VA. Meditation and acupuncture are two more.

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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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