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Details: Posted on March 1, 2021 February 24, 2021 Posted in Health 189 views. Veterans who live near Springfield, Virginia, have likely sat idling in traffic on Interstate 395 on their way to receive health care in Washington, D.C. …

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Health Archives - VAntage Point

Details: Live Whole Health #61: Reimagine Yoga. Posted on Monday, March 1, 2021 4:00 pm February 26, 2021 Posted in #LiveWholeHealth by VAntage Point Contributor 384 views. What do you think of when you hear the word "yoga?" If your image of yoga involves headstands and pretzel …

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#LiveWholeHealth Archives - VAntage Point

Details: Live Whole Health #59: Finding Stillness through Yin Meditation. Posted on Monday, February 8, 2021 4:00 pm February 4, 2021 Posted in #LiveWholeHealth by VAntage Point Contributor 2k views. There are many different styles of meditation – some are yang and some are yin.

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Live Whole Health #50 – The Easiest Way to Improve Your

Details: Feel like you need more help with stress relief or other health concerns? Talking with your primary care team is the first order of business. VA resources are available to help you with physical and mental health, and your care team can make the appropriate referrals to help you manage stress.

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VA and DoD Identification Card Renewal and Issuance

Details: VA-issued Veteran Health Identification Cards (VHIC): During the COVID-19 pandemic, Veterans enrolled in VA health care who are seeking a brand new VHIC (initial) should contact their local VA medical facility for guidance on going to facility to request a card. Once issued, cards are valid for 10 years.

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Details: Posted on Mar 2, 2021 March 1, 2021 Posted in Health. How to plan your legacy with the VA Survivors and Burial Benefits kit. Posted on Mar 2, 2021 February 24, 2021 Posted in Benefits. New Chief Veterans Experience Officer: VA is building a world class customer experience.

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Emergency medical care for Veterans: eligibility and VA

Details: A medical emergency is an injury, illness or symptom so severe that without immediate treatment, you believe your life or health is in danger. If you believe your life or health is in danger, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department (ED) right away. Video: Emergency Care

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Busting Myths About VA Health Care Eligibility - VAntage Point

Details: Rumor mills are permanent fixtures in schools, offices and wherever people congregate, and most of the time they’re pretty innocuous. But myths and rumors that deal with health–in this case Veterans health–are a serious matter that can prevent qualified Vets from seeking the care they both need and deserve.

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6 common VA interview questions and how to prepare for

Details: Veterans Health Administration; Author. VA Careers. Related Posts. Calling all physicians: Help improve Veterans’ lives at VA. Posted on Mar 2, 2021 February 26, 2021 56 views. For VA recruiter, “best care anywhere” has whole new meaning. Posted on Feb 26, 2021 February 10, 2021 1 comment 377 views.

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Live Whole Health Self-care episode #12: Body Scan

Details: Kavitha Reddy, MD FACEP ABoIM, is a national whole health champion with the VHA Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation and Whole Health System Clinical Director for VASTLHCS.

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Become a health systems specialist with these five tools

Details: Health systems specialists help ensure that Veterans Health Administration provides 21st century medical care and services that meet patient needs. A keen eye for details is critical for this important role on the team. Volunteer experience.

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VA to begin COVID-19 vaccinations at 128 additional sites

Details: VA will begin Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations this week at 128 additional sites. On Dec. 18, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an Emergency Use Authorization of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which is the second COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized. “Having a second COVID-19 vaccine will enable us to reach more facilities and vaccinate more health care personnel and

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VA’s Whole Health proves life changing for Navy Veteran

Details: Whole Health is VA’s holistic approach to care that supports Veterans’ health and well-being. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. This means your health team will get to know you as a person before working with you to develop a personalized health plan based on your values, needs and goals.

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How VA’s retirement plan benefits your bottom line

Details: For instance, we offer generous health care coverage effective the first full pay period following your start date. As a VA employee, you may earn up to 26 days of paid annual leave each year, accrue unlimited paid sick leave and enjoy 10 paid federal holidays. You also may take advantage of financial support for education and training, student

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When COVID-19 vaccine comes, VA will be ready - VAntage Point

Details: Offering the vaccine first to health care personnel and Veterans. Initially, we expect supplies to be limited. Based on these risk factors, VA will offer the vaccine first to high-risk health care personnel (HCP), as they are essential in continuing to care for patients throughout the pandemic.

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VA eliminates net worth as Veteran health care eligibility

Details: Elimination of the consideration of net worth for VA health care enrollment means that certain lower-income, non-service-connected Veterans will have less out-of- pocket costs. Over a 5-year period, it is estimated that 190,000 Veterans will become eligible for reduced costs of their health care services.

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VA health care rated same or better than private hospitals

Details: VA performed significantly better than commercial and Medicaid Health Maintenance Organizations on 28 of 30 measures, with no difference on the other two. There was a wide variation in performance across VA, but an even wider variation among the non-VA hospitals.

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2021: Veterans Health Administration's 75th anniversary

Details: For 75 years, the Veterans Health Administration has honored America’s Veterans by providing exceptional care to improve their health and well-being. This new video reviews VA’s legacy of caring for those who served, and highlights advances that continue to propel VA health care to the forefront of medicine. Looking forward

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Live Whole Health #59: Finding Stillness through Yin

Details: Yin and yang are ancient concepts often used to describe opposites, like day and night, earth and sky, summer and winter. Within the concept of opposite, yin and yang also speak to a harmonious, interconnected relationship. For example, noon is considered the most ‘yang’ time of day and midnight

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10 things every Veteran should know about Agent Orange

Details: He is a board certified physician in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Masters of Public Health from Harvard University, and Doctorate of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

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Live Whole Health #57 – Work Posture - VAntage Point

Details: The health benefits of movement and exercise can be traced back to early civilization. Sports and exercise became popular in the Un.S. during the mid-1800s. As cities and suburbs grew and office work became more common, people exercised less. They also developed more health problems.

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Health Archives - Page 3 of 205 - VAntage Point

Details: VA’s Whole Health proves life changing for Navy Veteran. Posted on Friday, February 19, 2021 10:00 am February 16, 2021 Posted in Health by VAntage Point Contributor 1 comment 795 views. Whole Health centers around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you.

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Live Whole Health #58: Mobility with Movement - VAntage Point

Details: Alison M. Whitehead, MPH is the acting director for the Integrative Health Coordinating Center in the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.

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Loss of VA Benefits: Is It True? - VAntage Point

Details: If you are found 100% schedular for a Mental Health condition, YOU CANNOT BY DEFINITION OF THE DISABILITY BE ABLE TO WORK…PERIOD. The rating criteria for any 100% mental health rating is total occupational impairment. If that is not met, you will not get a 100% rating.

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New chartbook identifies disparities in health care

Details: Closing the gap in health care disparities “The Chartbook clearly shows clinicians, Veterans and the public how VA is closing the gap in health care disparities among Veterans,” says Dr, Carolyn Clancy. Clancy is the Assistant Under Secretary for Health, Discovery, Health and Affiliate Networks.

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How simple “life hacks” can make your VA health care

Details: Using MY Health Vet is a joke—just today I went to renew medications, and it told me I had none!!! After several attempts, it finally pulled up my medication record. I usually have trouble logging in to that site (I try to use it for myself and my WWII Veteran father.

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Why Work for VA? - VAntage Point

Details: About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professions trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver proactive, personalized, patient-driven to our Veterans daily. This is an enormous undertaking as there are more than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors who are enrolled in the VA health system, with

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Live Whole Health #56: The First Step - VAntage Point

Details: Live Whole Health #56: The First Step What was the last big goal you set for yourself? VAntagePoint Contributor 1. Posted on Monday, January 18, 2021 4:00 pm January 15, 2021 Posted in #LiveWholeHealth by VAntage Point Contributor 2k views.

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Other-than-honorable discharge? - VAntage Point

Details: In 2018, 1,818 individuals with an OTH discharge received mental health treatment, three times more than the 648 treated in 2017. There was a total of 2,580 former servicemembers with an OTH discharge that received care in 2018 in VHA. Of these, 1,818 received treatment in Mental Health Services.

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Live Whole Health #60: Vacation Visualization - VAntage Point

Details: Sara Grimsgaard, MHMS, NBC-HWC is a health systems specialist for the Integrative Health Coordinating Center and Whole Health Education Program in the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.

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Grant Program - Veterans Health Administration

Details: Veterans Health Administration. National Veterans Sports Programs & Special Events. National Veterans Golden Age Games. June 22 – 27, 2020 – Madison, WI. National Disabled Veterans TEE Tournament. September 13 – 18, 2020 Iowa City, IA . National Veterans Creative Arts Festival.

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Veterans need VHIC for in-person Commissary, Military

Details: Veterans must be enrolled in the VA health care system to receive a VHIC. To enroll, you can complete an application for enrollment in VA health care by telephone without the need for a signed paper application. Just call 1-877-222-8387 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Live Whole Health #52: Intention Setting - VAntage Point

Details: Live Whole Health Mobile App. VA’s new Live Whole Health mobile application is a free, easy to use tool created for Veterans and others who are ready to take the next step in their Whole Health journey. Whole Health is VA’s holistic approach to care that supports your health and well-being.

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Live Whole Health #53: Head, Neck, Face Massage - VAntage

Details: Tending to your physical tension and distress can help your mental health, too. Relaxing is crucial to maintaining a steady mood during these difficult times. But remember that self care is an important part of your health and well-being and it’s not something you have to figure out on your own.

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Live Whole Health #47 – Name that emotion to manage stress

Details: When the body is in overdrive all the time from stress, health issues can arise. Those issues can include insomnia, fatigue and headaches. And those issues can sometimes contribute to lifestyle and behavioral choices, such as tobacco use, poor food choices, and less physical activity to cope with those feelings.

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Inside Veterans Health Archives - Page 2 of 17 - VAntage Point

Details: How Veterans can reschedule a cancelled VA health appointment. Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:50 am October 14, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus, Health, Inside Veterans Health, Top Stories by VAntage Point Contributor 23k views. What should Veterans do if they need to reschedule a VA health appointment that was cancelled due to …

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Live Whole Health #55: Body Mechanics and the Hip Hinge

Details: Sara Grimsgaard, MHMS, NBC-HWC is a health systems specialist for the Integrative Health Coordinating Center and Whole Health Education Program in the VHA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.

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10 things to know about the Veterans Choice Program

Details: The Veterans Choice Program (VCP) is a benefit that allows eligible Veterans to receive health care from a community provider rather than waiting for a VA appointment or traveling to a VA facility.

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Help Veterans care for their mental and emotional health

Details: A variety of health insurance plans, as well as dental and vision. Group life insurance, as well as long-term care insurance. A three-tier retirement plan. Education support programs, including loan repayment and free continuing education unit credits and hours.

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Live Whole Health #54 – Standing Twist - VAntage Point

Details: Whole Health is VA’s holistic approach to care that supports your health and well-being. Whole Health centers care around what matters to you, not what is the matter with you. With this app, you can fill out your personal health inventory, set goals, get virtual coaching, and learn more about Whole Health.

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Camp Lejeune Veterans: Health Care for 15 Conditions

Details: Certain Family members who resided at Camp Lejeune will be eligible for health care once Congress appropriates funds to VA and final regulations are published. Family members can call 1-877-222-VETS (8387) to obtain more information. The VA Office of Public Health website provides information about Camp Lejeune water contamination here.

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VA to increase Veterans’ access to mental health services

Details: In partnership with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, VA is planning to give all new Veterans access to mental health care for at least one year after their completed military service, regardless of disability status. As of now, patients must be enrolled in the VA health care system to receive the full suite of counseling options.

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Birmingham VA garners “Age-Friendly Health System

Details: The Birmingham VA Health Care System is part of a movement to improve health care for older adults. The initiative’s goal is that 20% of U.S. hospitals and health systems are age-friendly by 2020. The Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative includes The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.

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VA’s Long-awaited electronic health record solution hits

Details: Go-live refers to the point when the current health record system, called Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA), is “turned off” within a facility, and VA’s new EHR system will be “turned on.” During go-live, all designated systems and services will transition to the new VA EHR platform.

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Veterans’ mental health care and Video Connect - VAntage Point

Details: For now, however, Dr. Pence and others working tirelessly in the field of telehealth and tele-mental health will to provide the best care possible to Veterans far and wide. Joseph R. Greiner is a public affairs specialist at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.

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President signs executive order to improve mental health

Details: Whole health includes wellness and establishing individual health goals. Extending the Department of Defense’s “Be There Peer Support Call and Outreach Center” services to provide peer support for Veterans in the year following separation from the uniformed service.

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In tough times, call on VA for mental health support

Details: VA’s mental health page features self-help tips, guidance for Veterans and their loved ones, and information about specific mental health topics and conditions. Make the Connection offers Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters information about issues affecting their lives.

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Veteran ID Cards: What your options are now and in the

Details: The health card will be great as soon as the VA gets the health part ironed out. Ronald Dockery March 25, 2016 at 5:34 pm

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On VA's Mental Health Wait Times - VAntage Point

Details: A health care provider with a diploma doesn’t necessarily qualify that individual to interact with combat veterans. In a lot of cases, the experience can make a lot of combat veterans leave and not return for any type of treatment. In some cases, these professionals who aren’t trained can make the veteran’s combat stress worse.

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Health Archives - Page 206 of 206 - VAntage Point

Details: Category: Health. Veteran posts on Reddit her experience contacting Secretary McDonald. Posted on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 1:22 pm March 16, 2015 Posted in Health, Top Stories by Tim Hudak 2k views

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