Undergraduate students at Columbia's Benedict College now have another way to explore possible careers in the health care field since the college recently agreed to participate in the US Department of Veterans Affairs' Veteran Health Administration Health Care Talent Academy (HCTA). The program introduces students to careers in the Veteran's Healthcare System with courses meant to increase awareness of future health conditions common in veterans. The one to three four-month sessions also gives students at the Historically Black College and University…
An annual effort to support homeless veterans was held on the grounds of the Beckley VA Medical Center on Wednesday. The event, known as the “VA2K Walk and Roll,” is put on by the hospital to raise money and goods for those in need. It also works to bring awareness to the state’s current homeless population.
A simple way to improve a person's health is walking. That according to Medical Director of Whole Health Dr. Sean Omara from the St. Cloud V.A. Dr. Omara says a new study done at the Washington D.C. Veterans Administration Center indicated the health benefits of walking. This study looked at 264,000 military veterans with the average age of 61 and ranging from 20 years of age to 84. Omara says those that walk and walk well can reduce their risk of dementia by 33%.
The Veteran Readiness & Employment Service (VR&E) is working to help veterans, including those with life altering disabilities, successfully transition into civilian life. VR&E Executive Director Nick Pamerin joined Action News 5′s Amanda Hanson at the digital desk to talk about the resources available and who is eligible.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the largest single employer of nurses, recently joined the American Nurses Association (ANA) in recognizing VA nurses for their dedication and commitment to the nation’s heroes. This year’s motto, “VA Nurses Make a Difference,” expresses the gratitude and respect nurses have earned and deserve while maintaining the well-being of the veterans at the Martinsburg VA Medical Center (VAMC).
Things are busy at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center. "Adding 1200 units dedicated to veterans is a massive game-changer," said Keith Harris of the Department of Veteran Affairs. Harris runs the VA's efforts to fight homelessness in Los Angeles. In LA alone, there are an estimated 4,000 homeless vets on the streets, the largest number in the country. The plan is to add 1,200 housing units over the next ten years.
On Friday, Veterans said their final goodbyes to a national mascot therapy dog who provided comfort for heroes in the VA hospital. Roanoke’s Post 64 held a memorial service for Powmia at the VA Medical Center Chapel. She died last week with symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The 29th Infantry Division says the beloved sheltie brought joy to veterans at events, in their homes and in hospice.
A stroll through some sun and helping homeless veterans. That’s what many did Wednesday outside the Cheyenne VA Medical Center. This year’s annual VA 2K was held Wednesday, where veterans, nurses, and more gathered to get some exercise, for a good cause. “We had this beautiful path throughout the Cheyenne VA it’s a perfect 2k” said Jodi Smith, the VA’s Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program Manager, “and we’re getting our staff and the veterans from the CLC came out and started that today…”