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Veterans Health Care January 27, 2022


Providing health care to America’s Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is home to America's largest integrated health care system, serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. Join your fellow Veterans. Here are some of their stories.

Veteran Norman Blackwell siting down with two female physicians standing behind him

Laughter, conversation and chemo

For almost 20 years, Air Force Veteran Norman Blackwell has received his cancer care from VA. He has a special relationship with the staff. “I feel very comfortable going there. We laugh, we talk. They get the chemo in me and I’m gone again.”

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"Do the right thing, seek help"

When he returned from deployment, Army Veteran Ivan Dickerson didn’t sign up for VA care because he assumed he didn’t qualify due to his discharge status. But after homelessness and addiction, he turned to the Cincinnati VA. His team there helped him take the first steps to recovery and connected him with secure housing. 

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man sitting on a couch

Give this Tai Chi warmup a try

If there were a gentle activity you could add to your life that could improve your balance, reduce pain, and even improve your overall quality of life, would you give it a try? Consider this Tai Chi warmup.

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Nurse testing male Veteran

Omicron variant and booster shots: what should i know?

Learn about the Omicron variant and how it differs from other strains, and the benefit of COVID-19 booster shots.

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