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Enter THRIVe. That’s shorthand for a center that VA has created to help Veterans bloom within their communities—by finding work, engaging recreation, making friends, and keeping in contact with family.
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After Marine Corps Veteran Joe Gallo was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he and two others created a virtual support group for prostate cancer patients.
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Experts believe the precipitous rise was driven by abuse of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many drug users feeling isolated and unable to get treatment or other support. Fentanyl is believed to be much more potent than heroin and morphine.
VA Nurse Terri Ohlinger noticed many patients were having trouble using eyedrops correctly, so she designed a device called “DropEase.”
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VA nursing leadership assesses the needs of new hires to properly set them up for success.
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