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Man walking on a beautiful summer day.Stay on a Healthy Track with TeleMOVE!
TeleMOVE! is a virtual weight management program that allows Veterans to get their care over the telephone and or with a telehealth device free of charge. Veterans stay on track to lose weight without leaving home.
A woman Veterans talking with a Veterans Service representative.Good News For Veterans
As of March 24, 2014 VA’s annual requirement for Veterans to do a Means Test for non-service connected and 0% service connected Veterans without any special eligibility has been eliminated.
A hand holding many colorful pills.Substance Abuse
Stories of substance abuse, relapse and recovery have been increasingly prevalent in the news. High profile celebrities are often featured, but this problem is affecting people from all walks of life.
Image of women wearing red in her support of "Go Red for Women".Go Red for Women
Join the VA Western New York Health Care System this Friday, February 7th at Freedom Hall, to help support "Go Red for Women". Show your support for the prevention of heart disease in women by wearing red.
Veteran stakeholders attend ribbon cutting ceremony for H.O.P.E.H.O.P.E. Opens on the Batavia VA Campus
VA stakeholders, Veterans, delegated officials and the community came out to celebrate the opening of the new building for the Women’s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Residential Program located at the Batavia VA.
Photo of Pat LindNew Nurse Executive Appointed
Patricia Hryzak Lind has been appointed Associate Director for Patient Nursing Services/ Nurse Executive for VA Western New York Healthcare System effective December 16, 2013.
A photo display of Buffalo employees who are Veterans.Employees Honored
VA Western New York Healthcare System honored employees who are Veterans on Veterans Day. Their photos were displayed in the lobby of the Buffalo VA and in the Canteen at the Batavia VA.
A hand holding a cell phone.Quit Smoking with TeleQuit
VA health care is offering a new program free to enrolled Veterans who want to quit smoking. TeleQuit provides Veterans a telehealth device that offers daily coaching and support. Call 1-877-619-0106 today.
A photo of Mary Beth Henry, Health Promotion Disease Prevention Nurse shares information with staff about smoking cessation program.The Time is Now-The Great American Smokeout
Thursday, November 21, VA Western New York Healthcare System and the American Cancer Society will team up for the Great American Smokeout, to encourage Veterans and employees to quit smoking for at least for one day.
Army soldier holding a gun.Military Experience Training (MET)
VA Western New York Healthcare System has a Team of Veterans available to provide training to help educate businesses, organizations and not for profits about the impact military experience has on Veterans.

From the Veterans Health Administration

A man uses an iPad at a tableHelp with Concussions in Veterans' Hands Today
Knowledge learned by VA in treating Traumatic Brain Injury helped develop Concussion Coach, a mobile app with tools to assess symptoms and help with coping strategies.
A smiling woman counts change to a man at a kitchen counterHelping Veterans Find and Keep a Home
Occupational therapist Sarah Scalia assesses Veterans (105 so far) to ensure they are able to maintain the affordable housing provided them through the HUD-VASH program.
A woman and a man talk and point to a brochurePeer Specialists Held in High Regard by Veterans
Peer specialist program: Veterans who have recovered from mental illness serve as role models for other Veterans. Veterans will connect better with those who have experienced the same things.
Runners start a race on a trackHow Can I Live a Healthier Life?
Take charge of your health care. It’s never too late to get back on track and start taking steps towards a healthier you by getting informed, developing healthy habits, and enrolling in health care.
yoga poseStudy to Help Women Vets Coping with MST
VA to launch study of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction this year to determine if it can help relieve symptoms of PTSD in women vets who have experienced military sexual trauma.
The face of a manWhy Slow Down?
Four hundred Veterans are participating in the Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. It’s the world-leader in adaptive winter sports for Veterans, active duty servicemen and women with disabilities.
A man with a prosthetic leg and his son work out on exercise ballsWeight Loss for Those with Disabilities
Veterans and others with disabilities can lose weight through a program that involves phone calls and a Web-based remote coaching tool. The approach is low-cost and effective, say researchers.
Woman holds up an image of the food pyramidCan Good Nutrition Save Your Life?
VA wants to help you get in shape, think about nutrition, live longer and have a healthy, energetic life. VA registered dietitians are here to assist you with your nutrition and health concerns.
Face of a woman Veteran with a shirt that reads Live FreeVeterans Tell Their Stories
At the VA in Madison, Wis., the life histories of patients are written down and included in their medical charts. This gives caregivers a better understanding of the human being they are treating.
Team USA Paralympics athletes parade with a US flagVeterans Compete in 2014 Winter Paralympic Games
Veteran Paralympians are incredible role models. They share the same passion as Olympians to excel in their sport and inspire those who share the unique experience of representing America at the games.

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