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Winter Sports Clinic participants find relief with battlefield acupuncture

The quiet sounds of a Native American flute, accompanied by flowing water and chirping birds, sings through the dimly lit space. There is a massage table set to one side and a handful of earth brown chairs and tables along the perimeter of the room. A small open space in the center welcomes patients who are lining up at the door, many in wheelchairs and walking with assistive devices. They are here seeking relief from their pain.

Baby shower

VA to host nationwide ‘baby shower’ in celebration of Mother’s Day

To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018, 60 VA medical centers around the country will host baby showers between May 5-16, the weeks surrounding Mother’s Day, in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.


Helping Veterans respond to an opioid overdose

Throughout April, VA Women’s Health Services (WHS) is bringing awareness to opioid risks, promoting best practices for the safe use of opioids, and providing education for overdose-reversal Naloxone Kits, informing women Veterans how to respond to an opioid overdose in the event of an emergency.

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This week we honor Navy and Army Veteran Douglas Huggins.

Douglas served from1969 to 2009 and fought in both the Vietnam and Iraq Wars. He attained the rank of chief warrant officer.

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