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04/24/2023 04:30 PM EDT

Sleep is an essential part of our body’s ability to maintain good health. Many people struggle with getting enough, which can be due to having difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking up earlier than desired. Even those who seem to sleep well through the night may wake up tired. The amount of sleep needed is different from person to person and may change throughout our lives. [From VA News]

04/23/2023 12:00 PM EDT

Born into an Air Force family, Kathryn Tate’s journey into the Air Force began after graduating from Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1988. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant and went on to serve in various clinical and leadership positions across the United States, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. Tate worked as a clinical nurse, certified nurse-midwife and squadron commander. [From VA News]

We honor her service.

04/20/2023 10:30 AM EDT

It has been a little more than one year since the reignition of the Cancer Moonshot, President Biden’s call-to-action to reduce the death rate from cancer by 50% over the next 25 years and to improve the experience of people living with and surviving cancer. In that time, Cancer Moonshot has been a uniting force behind research, clinical care, patient stories and caregivers. VA has taken on the challenge as a member of the President’s Cancer Cabinet, leading the charge with best-in-class cancer care for our Veterans across the country. [From VA News]

04/20/2023 09:30 AM EDT

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) has appointed five new members to serve on VA’s Advisory Committee on Women Veterans (Committee), in early March. The Committee advises the Secretary on women Veterans’ issues and makes recommendations regarding VA policy, benefits and services created to meet their current and projected needs. [From VA News]