world elder abuse awareness day

Tips for Fraud Protection and Prevention

RallyPoint – Older adults are targeted with misinformation daily and in commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is highlighting the types of scams affecting the elderly community. Fraudsters can use a variety of tactics, including: Pretending to represent an official government agency or someone they trust. Mentioning there’s a problem or offering a prize. Pressuring them to act immediately. Telling them to pay in a specific way

women's health

Empowering women, cultivating health

VA News – Women’s Health Awareness Month is an excellent opportunity for women Veterans to consider making informed nutrition and lifestyle choices to prevent high-risk conditions and improve their overall health. It’s important to speak up for yourself and be your own advocate when dealing with health issues. VA facilities across the country offer specialized programs that support women’s health, with many VA facilities also having lifestyle education classes. If you’re

happy veteran

VA apps to help manage stress

VA News – Unmanaged stress can affect your overall well-being and lead to anxiety, and is more common among Veterans than civilians. That’s why VA offers virtual resources specifically designed to help Veterans manage stress and practice self-care. Managing stress can be additionally challenging for those with PTSD and these free tools offer education and information about how to connect with professional support when needed, manage stress, and support Veteran self-care.

veteran benefits

VA Benefits that Pass on to Family Members

VA Health & Benefits – Can your loved ones use your VA benefits when you pass? Here are six VA benefits that are available to Veterans’ surviving family members. Need an immediate answer, call 1-800-698-2411. .youtube { overflow:hidden; padding-bottom:60%; position:relative; height:0; } .youtube iframe { left:0; top:0; height:100%; width:100%; position:absolute; }

thyroid check

How do thyroid conditions affect women?

VA News – Women Veterans: Have you experienced a significant shift in your weight, mood, energy, temperature tolerance, periods or skin and hair? It may be your thyroid, a common issue among women. The thyroid makes hormones that help to control many vital functions of your body, affecting physical energy, temperature, weight, mood and menstrual cycle, as well as several other bodily functions. When your thyroid doesn’t work properly, it can

military nurses

Nurses in the Military Health System are making a difference. – Nurses of all backgrounds, ranks, and roles are an essential part of the DHA mission of improving health and building readiness, providing services beyond their roles in military hospital and clinics. Nursing teams roles include: Serving in research labs and classrooms. Working in classrooms as teachers and mentors. Evaluating informatics to improve patient care systems. Leading the optimization of the DHA. Integrating and standardizing nursing practices across the continuum of care.

American Corporate Partners

Get free assistance from an American Corporate Partners’ career mentor

VA News – In 2023, a record number of post-9/11 Veterans found new positions, got promoted, and grew their civilian network with the American Corporate Partner (ACP) Mentor’s free assistance. ACP will hand-pick a Mentor based on your career interests and professional history, creating a tailored action plan for the mentorship and help guide you through the mentorship experience to ensure success. Whether you are actively searching for a new career

low vision month

Empowering Veterans with Low Vision and Blindness

DigitalVA – More than one million Veterans navigate the world with low vision or blindness, and the VA actively seeks and implements cutting-edge assistive technology to help Veterans with low vision and blindness reclaim their independence and thrive. Remarkable advancements have reshaped the accessibility landscape and VA apps are evolving to offer intuitive audio interfaces. These improvements paint a picture of a future where technology serves as a bridge, not a


Veteran News – May 2024, Vol. 18, Issue 05

The Department of Defense’s federal electronic health records system, MHS (Military Health System) GENESIS, helps the DOD and the VA deliver on the promise made to those who serve our country to provide seamless care from their first day of active service to the transition to veteran status.