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Patients week

Honoring those who served this National Salute to Veteran Patients week

All this week, we invite you to join us as we pay tribute to America’s heroes – the men and women we proudly care for and serve.  Men and women who have given more than most to protect and preserve all we hold dear as Americans.

Great American Spit Out

Join the Great American Spit Out to kick chewing tobacco

VA is working to shine a light on the effects of smokeless tobacco and provide a path forward for Veterans who are trying to quit. If you are one of those Veterans, the Great American Spit Out on Feb. 22 is a perfect day to start. This annual event encourages smokeless tobacco users to set a quit date.

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VA study shows that rocking chairs can help Veterans overcome addiction

Researchers at the Louisville VA and at the University of Alabama collaborated on the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in December 2017. Researchers concluded that “vestibular stimulation by rocking in a rocking chair may increase the ability to self-regulate mood and substance cravings, thereby potentially reducing risk of relapse and recurrent chronic homelessness.”

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This week we honor Army Veteran Buddy Wayne Knox.

Buddy was born in July 1933 in Texas. Growing up, he played the guitar and harmonica to entertain himself.In 1957, just as his first single, “Party Doll” was becoming a number one hit, he was drafted into the Army.

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It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to us with as much information as you can put together. Click on the picture to the left for an overview of how to put together a great #VeteranOfTheDay package.

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