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08/29/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Relationships support our quality of life and contribute to our whole health. Relationships can affect our emotional, mental, and physical health and well-being. Connections to family, friends, community, and even animals can help reduce stress and improve physical and emotional well-being. [From VA News]

08/29/2022 09:00 AM EDT

Monkeypox is a contagious viral disease that is closely related to the one that causes smallpox, but the disease is generally less severe and less contagious. Unlike the COVID-19 virus, which was a virus that was not known until 2020, monkeypox is a well-known illness that was first recognized in research animals in 1958. [From VA News]

08/26/2022 06:00 PM EDT

Reflections from the Front is a VA history podcast that covers the experiences of women Veterans. Women have been a vital part of our Nation’s military, and from the very beginning. Although they were not able to serve in an official capacity until the 20th century, women have always found ways to assist America’s war efforts. [From VA News]

08/26/2022 01:01 PM EDT

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. One hundred two years ago this month, the 19th Amendment was ratified solidifying the right to vote for women. The battle was not earned over night, rather it took decades. From the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 to World War I and beyond, it was an uphill battle for all women in the home to the halls of Congress. [From VA News]

08/24/2022 10:00 AM EDT

On Aug. 26, 2022, VA celebrates Women’s Equality Day. This observance occurs annually on an important day for American women, the day when the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was certified. Many women fought hard to make that happen and many others have helped make significant progress before and after that major milestone. [From VA News]