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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System
- Spring and Summer Outreach Schedule Announced
- Veterans in central and western Massachusetts have several upcoming opportunities this spring and summer to enroll in VA health care and get information about VA programs during public outreach events.
- Strive for a healthy weight
- Want to get in shape for the summer? Veterans enrolled in VA health care can register for MOVE!, a national weight management program designed to help Veterans lose weight, keep it off and improve their health.
- Women in Science and Technology
- Join us for our celebrationof Women's History Month as we recognize women who have made significant contributions in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
- Eat right, your way, every day
- Nutrition professionals, known as Registered Dietitians, or RDs, are food and nutrition experts, translating the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
- Flu season in full force
- This year's flu is the worse in years. It's not too late to get the flu shot. It's the best way to protect you and your family from influenza is to get a flu shot.
- Don't Give Up On Quitting
- No matter how long you’ve been smoking or trying to quit, you can be smoke-free. Quitting smoking is a challenge, but it is also the single most important thing that you can do to improve your health.
- Stand Down stands up for our veterans
- The Western Massachusetts Stand Down was held in September to help as many of the estimated 3,000 homeless veterans in our region and to prevent veterans believed to be at risk of homelessness from being without a place to live.
- Big VA outreach planned for The Big E, Springfield Clinic
- New England Veterans have two upcoming opportunities to enroll in VA health care and get information about VA programs during two public outreach events in September, including Military Appreciation Day on the opening day of The Big E on Friday, Sept. 14.
- New Site for Guide to Long Term Care
- Each and every program provides services tailored to the specific needs of Veterans. The new Guide also offers tools for you to plan ahead and involve your family member or support person, social worker and care team in making plans and decisions that are best for you.
- TBI Veterans to Host Adaptive Sports Seminar
- A seminar about adaptive sports will be held July 10 at the Northampton VA medical center campus in Leeds, followed by a presentation at nearby Look Park on rebumbent bikes, hand cycles and trikes.
From the Veterans Health Administration
- Winter Clinic World-Leader in Adaptive Sports
- VA's annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic has significantly changed the lives of thousands of disabled Veterans, reminding them of the wonder life still has to offer.
- Rehab Veterans volunteer for four-week lock down
- Unique approach to rehab. At the Topeka VA, a new voluntary alcohol and drug rehab program called 'Fresh Start' requires patients to commit to 30 days of intense therapy in a locked unit.
- Veterans with PTSD Reclaiming Their Lives
- VA is working hard every day to help Veterans with PTSD, from World War II generals to Iraqi conflict corporals. Here are links to resources and courageous stories from Veterans who have been there.
- These Veterans lost a LOT of weight. You can too!
- Hundreds of Veterans of all ages — and shapes — are losing weight every day with VA's MOVE! program and now there's an app to help you join this happy, healthy group. Check it out!
- You Can Make the Most of Your Whole Health
- It's not about what's the matter with you. It's about what matters most to you. There's a link to a form in this story that could help you enhance your overall well-being by focusing on these factors.
- Change Your Mind about Brain Injury
- VA's Polytrauma System of Care, a network of over 100 programs, provides world-class rehabilitation services for Veterans and helps them transition back to their homes and families.
- VA and DoD Meet for Patient Safety Awareness Week
- During Patient Safety Awareness Week, doctors, nurses and clinicians from VA and DoD will be 'United in Safety' as they discuss and analyze ways to make your hospital experience safer.
- You can have MS but MS does not have you
- You can have Multiple Sclerosis with limited mobility and still have passion for the causes that are meaningful to you. Read this story about Army Veteran Brian Pettyjohn who does just that.
- Roots of VA Health Care Started 150 Years Ago
- On March 3, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln signed a law establishing a national soldiers and sailors asylum. Today's VA evolved from that facility established for Civil War Veterans of the Union Army.
- 81-Year-Old Veteran Chooses Rehab Over Surgery
- Korean War Veteran Victor Ferentino, 81, was a runner for 60 years. After a spill in Manhattan he did his research and chose rehab at his VA Physical Therapy clinic over surgery.