Friday, March 29, 2019

What's your GI Bill story?

What's your GI Bill story?
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What's Your GI Bill Story?
Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the GI Bill into law, changing the lives of generations of American Veterans and their families. Since 1944, an estimated 25 million American Veterans have used the GI Bill to pay for education, buy a home, and pursue vocational training.
We want to know YOUR GI Bill story!
As we celebrate this historic anniversary and recognize the important impact the GI Bill continues to have in Veterans' lives, we also want to HEAR FROM YOU! Create and share your personal video of how the GI Bill helped you get an education, buy a house, or impacted your life. Videos will be posted daily to VA's 75th Anniversary webpage.
It's easy to provide a video. Just visit and follow the simple instructions. We'll be featuring stories through June 22, 2019 as VA celebrates this important milestone.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

My HealtheVet Update | March 27, 2019

Get Fit This Spring | Vietnam Veterans Health | Better Lunch | Sleep Better | Understanding Pain | Make Online Appts

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Update: March 27, 2019

Five Tips to Get Fit This Spring

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Hibernation is over – time to get active

Spring's in the air, even in those parts of the country that have seen flooding and snowstorms. There's never a bad time to get into good shape, but there's something about the renewal of spring that really brings out that urge. If you're looking to spring into shape and shed those unwanted pounds, get out your walking shoes. We've got five tips for getting started.
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We Thank and Honor Vietnam Veterans

Friday, March 29, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day, when we honor the sacrifices of Veterans who served, as well as their families. If you served during the Vietnam War era, you may be at risk of certain health conditions. Understanding these needs will allow you to receive better care. Learn more.
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Packing a Lunch: Healthy Food to Go

Spring is the perfect season to head outdoors and enjoy lunch. We know it's tempting to have coffee for breakfast and then fast food for lunch. But for those looking to save time, money, and calories during their lunch break, VA has 10 easy tips to power up your meal, so you feel re-energized and fulfilled, without the midday food coma. Learn more.
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Get Back to Sleep

If you're a Veteran and have trouble falling or staying asleep, you're not alone. Almost half of Veterans currently enrolled in VA Health Care have insomnia. It can affect every part of your life, including your physical and mental health. VA created Path to Better Sleep to help you improve your sleep at home. Learn more.
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Understanding Acute and Chronic Pain

Is your pain acute or chronic? Understanding the difference between the two is very important when planning pain-management strategies. How pain is defined can help you learn to control it better. Learn more.
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Scheduling Your Appointment Online

Have you scheduled a health care appointment online through My HealtheVet? Veterans across the country can manage their appointments online. This easy tool allows you to self-schedule or even cancel many types of VA health care appointments. Learn more.

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and (PRESS 1). Learn more.
If you are new to My HealtheVet, be sure to upgrade your account so you can use all these great features. Upgrade today!
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Innovative treatment for Vets with Type 2 diabetes

Updates from the Veterans Health Administration
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03/26/2019 10:00 AM EDT
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VA establishes a public-private partnership to help meet the needs of our Veterans with creative and innovative ideas. Here's a new important partnership that will benefit Veterans with Type 2 diabetes.
The post Innovative treatment for Vets with Type 2 diabetes appeared first on VAntage Point.
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Watch The American Legion's Centennial Documentary

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Legion releases centennial documentary
The prelude and episode 1 of the Legion-produced centennial documentary are on YouTube.
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March 26, 2019

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