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03/11/2022 02:00 PM EST

Enter THRIVe. That’s shorthand for a center that VA has created to help Veterans bloom within their communities—by finding work, engaging recreation, making friends, and keeping in contact with family.

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03/11/2022 11:30 AM EST

During Women’s History Month, today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Jessica Ellis, who was killed in action in Iraq.

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03/11/2022 10:00 AM EST

After Marine Corps Veteran Joe Gallo was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he and two others created a virtual support group for prostate cancer patients.

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03/11/2022 09:00 AM EST

Experts believe the precipitous rise was driven by abuse of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many drug users feeling isolated and unable to get treatment or other support. Fentanyl is believed to be much more potent than heroin and morphine.

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03/10/2022 06:00 PM EST

VA Nurse Terri Ohlinger noticed many patients were having trouble using eyedrops correctly, so she designed a device called “DropEase.”

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03/10/2022 04:00 PM EST

VA nursing leadership assesses the needs of new hires to properly set them up for success.

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