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Veterans mental health: Meditation may help Veterans with PTSD
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Veterans mental health: Meditation may help Veterans with PTSD

You probably know that symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often include anxiety, unwanted memories, anger and avoidance. But did you know that meditation may be able to help? Meditative practices have been linked to decreases in hyperarousal, depression and insomnia. One example of a meditative practice available through VA is the Mantram Repetition Program...

VA health care facilities celebrate Veterans Day 2020
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VA health care facilities celebrate Veterans Day 2020

Virtual Veterans Day parade in Charleston, South Carolina Charleston VA is hosting a virtual Veterans Day parade to honor its Veterans and show community support for their service to our nation. The event will be broadcast on the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Facebook Page today at noon local time. The event will include special messages from VAMC Director...

Preserving Veterans’ digital legacy: A free offer from GoodTrust
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Preserving Veterans’ digital legacy: A free offer from GoodTrust

Do you know what will happen to your digital “stuff” when you die? Perhaps no one understands the importance of technology connecting people more than the men and women who serve in the military across the country and around the world. Technology has extended a once-unimaginable lifeline across any distance around the globe and opened...

Mesothelioma and Veterans
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Mesothelioma and Veterans

Mesothelioma cancer among veterans is an unfortunate reality. Rates of asbestos-related diseases are high in veterans because of the military’s extensive asbestos use. Veterans exposed during service are eligible to make claims for benefits like health care and disability compensation 30% OF MESOTHELIOMA VICTIMS ARE VETERANS Veterans suffer from mesothelioma at higher rates than most...

Brain magnetic stimulation for veterans with concussion: Need is high, but evidence is limited
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Brain magnetic stimulation for veterans with concussion: Need is high, but evidence is limited

 Studies using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), a noninvasive technique, to help veterans and active-duty service members living with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other lasting consequences of concussion have shown promise. However, there’s an urgent need for studies designed to address the unique patterns of post-concussion symptoms seen in military populations, concludes a...

63,000 Veterans benefit from VA’s Compensated Work Therapy
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63,000 Veterans benefit from VA’s Compensated Work Therapy

Compensated Work Therapy Vocational Rehabilitation Week is a time when we acknowledge the more than 63,000 Veterans who benefit from the program each year. We salute the approximately 1,000 VA Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) vocational rehabilitation counselors, managers and peer support specialists who make their participation possible. VA’s CWT services are integral to helping Veterans overcome employment...

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