Do you qualify for a third COVID vaccine dose?
third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is recommended for people who may not
have had a strong enough immune response after receiving the first two
doses. A third shot is appropriate for people whose immune response may
have weakened over time since becoming fully vaccinated.
Talk with your health care provider to see if you may be eligible for a third dose.
Loving kindness meditation proves effective for PTSD
VA study has found that a course of loving kindness meditation is just
as effective as one of VA’s front-line treatments for treating PTSD.
kindness meditation involves silently repeating phrases such as, “May I
be safe. May I be happy. May I be healthy. May my life unfold with
ease.” It is intended to bring up feelings of kindness for oneself and
Birmingham VA nurses reunite Veteran with missing daughter
VA nurses Meme Barron, Stephanie Christian and Elonda Hendley (l to r)
helped a missing girl reunite with her Veteran father. “When I saw her, I
knew she was young and my intuition told me to help her,” said Barron.
been looking for her since March,” said the father. “I’m grateful these
nurses showed concern and went to see about her, or she would probably
still be missing. They are angels.”
Caregiver and Veteran share story of support
Bree Shields is a caregiver who has spent the last several years supporting and empowering her husband Sean.
is an Army Veteran who deployed to Afghanistan in 2013. He sustained a
knee and back injury, memory and hearing loss, and PTSD. After returning
home, he couldn’t shake the feeling that “something was off.”
They hope their story encourages other caregivers and Veterans to get the help they need.