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09/12/2022 04:00 PM EDT

Connecting mind and body is important for your overall whole health. Your body responds to the way you think, feel, and act and this is often called the “mind-body connection.” [From VA News]

09/08/2022 10:00 AM EDT

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, medical centers across the globe worked tirelessly to revamp processes and protocols to ensure the safety of both patients and facility staff. Telehealth is one of those options. [From VA News]

09/07/2022 09:01 AM EDT

Got a question about your VA benefits, health care, eligibility? You might want to check VA’s website, where you can access a new interactive chatbot to ask questions—24 hours a day, seven days a week. [From VA News]

09/06/2022 09:51 AM EDT

If the last time you visited VA was many years ago, or if you have never visited us, we invite you to come see why more and more women Veterans are turning to VA for their health care. Currently, women make up about 30% of all new VA patients. [From VA News]

09/06/2022 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 August 2022. [From DACOWITS]

09/05/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Have you ever heard that saying, “motion is lotion?” Moving our bodies lubricates our joints with nutrient rich fluid. Mobility exercises can help maintain healthy joints and increase or maintain range-of-motion and flexibility; these support our daily routines and athletic activities. [From VA News]

09/04/2022 02:01 PM EDT

A VA chaplain’s experience aboard a Navy aircraft carrier gives her additional tools to provide comfort, support, counsel and education to the nearly 200,000 enrolled Veterans at the Dallas VA. Chaplain Patricia Roberts’ two-day Distinguished Visitor invitation gave her a unique perspective of the modern-day active military force, their duties, sacrifice, and how to contribute to their needs as future Veterans and users of VA health care. [From VA News]

09/03/2022 09:01 AM EDT

Each month, VA’s Center for Women Veterans profiles a different woman Veteran author as part of its Women Veteran Authors Book Corner. This month’s author is Army Veteran Jessica Pekari, who served from 2006-2010. [From VA News]

09/02/2022 11:02 AM EDT

Last night, the Department of Veterans Affairs submitted to the Federal Register an interim final rule that will allow VA to provide access to abortion counseling and – in certain cases – abortions to pregnant Veterans and VA beneficiaries. Specifically, VA will provide access to abortions when the life or health of the pregnant Veteran would be endangered if the pregnancy were carried to term, or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. VA beneficiaries enrolled in CHAMPVA will also have access to this care.