Veterans

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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

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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

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Big Red One Attends Annual D-Day Celebrations

U.S. Army – U.S. Army Soldiers serving in the 1st Infantry Division led ceremonies at the 80th Annual D-Day Commemoration, overlooking the Easy Red sector of Omaha Beach where Soldiers of the Big Red One assaulted German defenses during the opening stages of the Invasion of Normandy. The mission of the 1st Inf. Div. was to be the vanguard of the invasion up the bluffs, while the mission of the Allied

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The Heroic Nurses of D-Day

Health.mil – During the WWII, there were more than 59,000 Army nurses on duty and on the D-Day landings in 1944, U.S. Army nurses played a pivotal role during and after the largest amphibious invasion in history. Nurses were deployed soon after to set up field hospitals and treat those injured. The following stories and memories are from three heroic U.S. Army Corps nurses who treated the wounded in the days

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Veteran Buddy Check!

Veteran Check In – Peer networks provide veterans support through empowering social connectedness, purpose-driven living, and overall health & well-being. Connect with a Veteran Wellness Alliance peer network in your community today! Do you find yourself having trouble focusing, concentrating, or remembering things? Are you struggling with sleep, headaches, loss of energy or appetite, or substance abuse? Have you experienced a disruptive life event such as a break-up or divorce, the death of

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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.

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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; }

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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