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10/03/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Do you have “text neck?” This problem comes from having our necks bent forward looking at our devices for long periods of time. This can cause pain and fatigue in the head and neck and shoulders. [From VA News]
10/03/2022 10:01 AM EDT

Intimate partner violence—also called domestic violence—is a significant public health issue among Veterans and civilians. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, and psychological aggression by a current or former intimate partner. [From VA News]
10/01/2022 04:01 PM EDT

For Houston Veteran Rena Dugat, the Golden Age Games are as much about love and remembrance as they are competition. It December 2004 when Dugat’s world came crashing down, as her daughter Tina, a mother to four children, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. [From VA News]
10/01/2022 09:01 AM EDT

Each month, VA’s Center for Women Veterans profiles a different woman Veteran author as part of its Women Veteran Authors Book Corner. This month’s author is Air Force Veteran Amanda Huffman, who served from 2007-2013. [From VA News]
09/29/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Housebound Veterans from the Coatesville VA are learning everyone can be a winner when they combine virtual and in-person health care visits. Susan Gallagher is a Navy Veteran who served from 1977 until 1983 in Virginia and Pennsylvania. She has been receiving hybrid care, both virtual and in-person, since coming to Coatesville VA through Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) more than five years ago. [From VA News]
09/29/2022 10:00 AM EDT

You’ve likely already heard about how the PACT Act could impact your care and benefits, but did you know it also expands health care eligibility for many Veterans? When President Biden signed the PACT Act Aug. 10, 2022, it initiated one of the largest expansions of VA benefits in history. [From VA News]
09/28/2022 10:55 AM EDT

The PACT Act is a historic new law that will help VA provide health care and benefits to millions of toxic-exposed Veterans and their survivors. Since President Biden signed the PACT Act into law on August 10, VA has been hard at work implementing this landmark bipartisan legislation—and Veterans have already begun to apply for the benefits they’ve earned and deserve. [From VA News]
09/28/2022 09:01 AM EDT

The VA Health and Benefits mobile app has more than 821,000 users since VA launched it a year ago. More than 36,000 users have reviewed the app since launch, giving it a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars on the Apple App Store and 4.6 out of 5 on the Google Play Store. [From VA News]
09/26/2022 04:01 PM EDT

How often do you make things harder than they must or should be? My guess is more often than you realize. This week’s episode of #LiveWholeHealth is a progressive muscle relaxation to reduce stress and lighten your load. [From VA News]