Vet Centers – VA’s storefront centers staffed by combat Veterans who understand what it’s like to transition – helped these Veterans get connected to community resources, VA benefits and services, and find someone to listen to their experiences. Enrolling for VA health care is easier than ever before. Explore your eligibility today at www.choose.va.gov/health. learn more ‣
For Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason David, the problem of “combat stress” and the toll it takes on warfighters and their families continues to be an issue that the #military community struggles to fully understand. The physical and mental recovery of combat stress “takes a toll on yourself, your family, and your livelihood,” said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jason David, the chief enlisted manager for the Defense Media Activity.
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, lack of exercise, being overweight and family history. Mental health conditions, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and experiences of trauma are often the result of military service and can also affect your heart health. learn more ‣
Connecting with others plays an important role in physical and mental health, and getting Veterans and their supporters together regularly – whether for a chat over food, a bowling night or volunteer activity – can build social connections and improve attendees’ mental well-being. VOICES events are designed to foster interpersonal connections and social support among community members, including Veterans of all ages and service branches. Developed with input from Veterans,
With the Omicron variant dominant in the U.S., there has been a lot of talk about booster shots for COVID-19 vaccines. Hear Dr. Vivian Vega, Tampa VA attending physician, Infectious Disease, answer the most asked questions about the vaccine and booster. While the vaccines have been shown to be safe and highly effective at both preventing the disease and lessening the effects in breakthrough cases, the data is becoming clear just
Philips Respironics Ultrafill Home Oxygen System Use and Operation Bruce White, Registered Respiratory Therapist with Mid-Cities Medical, details the proper use and operation of the Philips Respironics Ultrafill Home Oxygen System. UltraFill is an advanced home oxygen system with a stationary oxygen concentrator, filling station, and high-capacity 3,000 PSI cylinders for mainstream and high-usage oxygen patients.