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04/25/2022 04:00 PM EDT

If you’re ready to get back into the garden and get your hands dirty, but your back is saying “NO!” then this acupressure for low back pain relief might be for you. The extra lifting, bending and pulling of gardening may increase low back pain after a winter of less activity. Don’t let back pain stop you from doing the things you enjoy. A simple acupressure routine can help! [From VAntage Point]

04/25/2022 08:00 AM EDT

This week’s Borne the Battle–a benefits breakdown—features the Office of Harassment and Assault Prevention. The office’s goal is simple: All those who visit a VA facility should be treated with dignity and respect. However, recognizing how harassment or assault can manifest and what you can do to combat it may be less simple. [From VAntage Point]

04/21/2022 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Gail Von Pinnon. After serving in Korea, Von Pinnon worked for IBM and NASA and later became a VA volunteer. Gail Von Pinnon was raised with her brothers and sisters in the city of Janesville, Wisconsin, in the 1950s. Growing up against the backdrop of the Cold War, during a time of great social change and the constant threat of nuclear war, influenced many of her life decisions. [From VAntage Point]

We honor her service.

04/21/2022 09:02 AM EDT

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Women’s Health (OWH) has pioneered 30 years of health research and programming for women Veterans. Now, OWH is launching a new program – heaRT. The training program will help you understand what VA health care services are available and how to access them. How do I Register for the Training? The training will be a women-only, one-time, 4-hour session. To register, visit www.womensheart.info/. You are welcome to register for any session. Both virtual and in-person sessions are available. Please contact info@WomensheaRT.info with any quest. [From Office of Women’s Health]

04/19/2022 09:51 AM EDT

Every 68 seconds in America, someone is sexually assaulted. VA is committed to preventing and addressing sexual harassment and assault impacting Veterans, their families, visitors and VA staff. VA’s Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program (IPVAP) cares about individuals impacted by sexual assault. [From VAntage Point]

04/19/2022 09:00 AM EDT

Like millions of Americans vaccinated against COVID-19, you might find yourself digging for your vaccine card to enter restaurants, shops, concerts and other venues. To help make life easier for Veterans and family members, VA accepted onto its list of available third-party mobile apps the CLEAR Health Pass app – which stores and displays mobile vaccine cards. [From VAntage Point]