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08/08/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Are you looking for an activity that improves your physical and mental health? Tai Chi, sometimes called a moving meditation, is a simple mind body practice. Tai Chi warm-ups enhance relaxation, calm and focus the mind, improve pain, sleep, posture, strength, flexibility and balance. [From VA News]

08/06/2022 09:01 AM EDT

This month’s author is Navy Veteran Valerie Ormond, who served from 1984 to 2009. Ormond wrote the “Believing In Horses” book series, including “Believing In Horses,” “Believing In Horses, Too,” and “Believing In Horses Out West.“ She shared career lessons learned to tell fictional stories in her inspirational and motivational Young Adult novels. [From VA News]

08/05/2022 04:01 PM EDT

VA’s Intermediate Care Technician (ICT) program gives Veterans like Mackenzie Beeman the chance to put their military medical training to use. After serving for five years as a healthcare specialist in the U.S. Army, and obtaining an associate’s degree in health sciences, Beeman wasn’t sure she’d be able to find a civilian role that used her skills. [From VA News]

08/04/2022 04:00 PM EDT

As we settle into our summer routines, splashing around at pools and sipping on lemonade, it is important for Veterans and VA employees to remember to stay safe. Summer months can be fun, but historically they have also led to a higher rate of sexual assault. A report issued by the Department of Justice noted that the rates of rape and sexual assault in the summer, on average, were 9% higher than in winter and 10% higher than in fall. [From VA News]

08/04/2022 10:00 AM EDT

Time is a precious commodity for Navy Veteran Rosie Glenn. Telehealth helps. Glenn is the primary caregiver and home-school teacher for her teenage son, who has a disability. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Glenn started meeting with her VA providers through VA Video Connect, VA’s secure videoconferencing app. She then realized just how much time it saved her family. [From VA News]

08/03/2022 09:00 AM EDT

In this episode of PTSD Bytes, host Pearl McGee-Vincent discusses military sexual trauma with Dr. Amy Street, the deputy director of the National Center for PTSD Women’s Health Science Division at Boston VA. [From VA News]

08/02/2022 09:51 AM EDT

You stay on top of your to-do list, but what about your preventive health checklist? Things like regular checkups, screenings and immunizations can help you stay healthy. Common health conditions among women Veterans, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and some cancers, can be more easily treated when caught early. [From VA News]

08/02/2022 05:00 AM EDT

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from 07/2022. [From DACOWITS]

08/01/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Close your eyes and picture yourself at a younger age. What kind of music did you like? Did you dance with your sweetheart and your friends? Or maybe you were just a foot tapping kind of person. Regardless, music is a gift that we can enjoy in so many ways. [From VA News]

08/01/2022 09:00 AM EDT

Imagine you’re on your way to a VA Medical Center (VAMC) or other VA facility for treatment, a procedure, or regular checkup. What types of information would you want VA physicians and staff to know? You definitely want them to know what brings you in and your medical or treatment history. [From VA News]