- VA plans historic ceremony for Milwaukee Soldiers Home
Ever since the Civil War, soldiers have come on these grounds for their medical care and to recuperate. In a nod to that historical significance, our Milwaukee Soldiers Home was named a national historic landmark.
- Ancient Chinese treatment blends with modern day care
Patients with Parkinson's at the Milwaukee VA are finding an innovative way to improve their health with weekly Tai Chi sessions. This 12-week program combines ancient Chinese exercise and one-of-a-kind modern medicine for world class health care.
- Call him the Brees: Mailroom supervisor is with the band
... he keeps rolling down the road, with his country-rock band, "Georgia Overdrive." Dave Brees has been rocking since he was in the Army in the 1980s, and brings the crowd to their feet with his country band, "Georgia Overdrive."
- Milwaukee Vets prep for winter sports clinic
Ten spinal cord injured veterans from our Milwaukee VA will join hundreds of others from across the nation to learn how to ski and live again, even if they are in a wheelchair. The winter sports clinic start in a couple days!
- Free food samples, cooking demos at annual nutrition fair
From Chinese to Indian and Italian and more. Our dietitians will be offering samples, cooking demos and teaching you how you can have all your favorite ethnic dishes while cutting down on salt, fat and calories at Thursday's 3rd Annual Nutrition Fair.
- VA job fair moves to bigger digs
Employers want YOU for a job, and the VA wants to help yo land that job. That's why we're doubling our space for the next veterans-only job fair and will have more than 75 employers on hand.
- Music therapy and good care helps vet heal
Jeffrey McNeil tried doing things his way, and that just didn't work. But with the power of music at the VA, and solid advice from his caregivers, he's lost a lot of weight, got his diabetes in check, can walk again and is getting ready to go back to school as he gets his life back on track and on the road.
- Milwaukee VA nurse wins award for volunteer service
Sheryl Kress-Griffin dedicates her time, money and horses to help disabled children. Her work was recognized earlier this month when she won the Drum Major award for outstanding volunteer service.
- From Peace Corps to VA care
Described as a kind soul who just wants to help others, Brigette Pohren has devoted her life to service before self. After three years in the Peace Corps, she's now working at the VA and donates her time to an emergency clinic.
- Seeking actors to bring story of WWII women pilots to life
Women pilots of World War II did some amazing things, but we don't want their stories lost to history. We're looking for veterans willing to retell their stories in a play about the WASPs of World War II.
- VA Medical Centers Named for Presidents
Can you name the three VA medical centers named for United States presidents? Here’s a story on the Franklin Delano Roosevelt campus of the Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose, New York.
- Research Today Means Healthier Tomorrow
May 13-17 is National VA Research Week with the theme “VA Research Inspires.” VA Research has been part of advances in treating heart disease, diabetes, spinal cord injury and mental health disorders.
- PTSD Help: With You When You Need It Most
VA is making it possible for Veterans to access PTSD information in mobile friendly formats. Check out the mobile self-help apps and “treatment companion” apps. Find “Where to Get Help for PTSD.”
- VA Nurses: Quality and Innovation in Patient Care
VA salutes our 80,000 nurses during National Nurses Week…and every week. Every day, VA’s nurses provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective nursing care to America’s Veterans and their families.
- Stress? Problems? Here is Free Online Help!
Moving Forward is an online program that helps overcome life’s challenges. Designed specifically for Veterans and Military Service Members, but can anyone can use it to make problems more manageable.
- An Easier-to-Understand Billing Statement
VA, with help from Veterans, has created a more patient-friendly statement that is easier to understand. The improved statement has a concise layout and several new features that Veterans wanted.
- Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Veteran's Life
When a Veteran’s life hung in the balance, two volunteers worked together calmly and efficiently to render aid. Their efforts may have made the difference between life and death.
- PTSD Study: Men Versus Women
In an effort to develop PTSD treatments that are geared more precisely to the unique needs of men and women, VA researchers have begun to investigate how men and women learn to fear.
- Training Veterans to Care for Themselves
An Occupational Therapist talks about VA’s Wellness Program and how Tai Chi helps Veterans and their families with memory, improved sleep, decreased stress and overall health.
- Learn About the Impact of Sexual Trauma
Military sexual trauma (MST) refers to sexual assault during military service. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, time to talk about services VA has available for Veterans who experienced MST.