Aug 11, 2020

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs CWV – News Update

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs sent this bulletin at 08/11/2020 09:00 AM EDT

Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #43 – Head and Neck Massage
08/10/2020 04:00 PM EDT

For some people, getting a massage is a luxury, one that is often reserved for special occasions. For others, it’s an important part of routine health and well-being. And yet, to others, the idea of lying on a massage table is a “no thank you” proposition! [From VAntage Point]

Support to Veteran caregivers during COVID-19
08/06/2020 04:01 PM EDT

Family caregivers of wounded, ill or injured warriors face many challenges while routinely supporting and caring for their Veteran loved ones. Their jobs have become even harder during the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why VA and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation (EDF) offer Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers. [From VAntage Point]

Fresh Focus #4: Healthy Plate Method – All About Fats
08/06/2020 09:01 AM EDT

In this episode of Fresh Focus, MOVE! Dietitian Sieger Giroux provides insight on saturated and unsaturated fats and how listeners can incorporate those into the healthy plate method. Fat has had a very strange, political, and controversial history. In order to get down to what’s important, we need to navigate through the confusion. [From VAntage Point]

Collections relief extended for VA medical care debts during COVID-19
08/05/2020 10:00 AM EDT

Due to COVID-19, VA is suspending collection actions and extending the terms of current repayment agreements until Dec. 31, 2020. VA stopped sending monthly billing statements for medical care debt April 6. This change was in compliance with the president’s April 2 announcement. [From VAntage Point]

Acting VA deputy secretary thanks Vietnam Veterans during ceremony
08/04/2020 04:01 PM EDT

Acting VA Deputy Secretary Pam Powers thanked Vietnam Veterans “to whom we all owe the greatest debt of gratitude” at the Martin County Veterans Memorial Bell Helicopter dedication ceremony Aug. 1 in Fairmont, Minnesota. The ceremony, hosted by Martin County and the memorial committee, dedicated AH-1-66-F-15327, or Cobra 327, which served in Vietnam and Laos from 1968-1971. [From VAntage Point]

How VA Helps Veteran business owners
08/04/2020 02:01 PM EDT

Like many industries, the business world made significant changes to adapt and transition operations. Many large and small businesses took major hits; however, VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is working diligently to ensure small, Veteran-owned businesses maintain the resources needed to keep their businesses afloat during these unprecedented times. [From VAntage Point]

VA provides expanded services for women Veterans
08/04/2020 09:51 AM EDT

Dawn Bates, a 38-year-old Navy Veteran, recently sought gynecological care at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS) after prolonged issues with bleeding and anemia. Gynecological care is just one of the many health care services now available for women Veterans from VA. [From VAntage Point]

Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS) News [July 31, 2020]
08/04/2020 05:10 AM EDT

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from July 31, 2020. [From DACOWITS]

Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Service (DACOWITS) News [July 15, 2020]
08/04/2020 05:00 AM EDT

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from July 15, 2020. [From DACOWITS]

Live Whole Health: Self-care episode #42 – Are You Listening?
08/03/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Studies indicate that we spend 80-90% of our waking hours in communication, and almost half of that time involves listening. Despite all this practice, it turns out we’re not very good listeners. One study suggested that only 10% of us are “effective listeners.” [From VAntage Point]

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