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Reporting During Suicide Prevention Month (8/29/2016)

For Journalists writing about Veteran suicides and Suicide Prevention Month in September, the Department of Veterans Affairs is providing the following information for reporting on the sensitive issue of suicide. VA encourages journalists writing about this important issue to visit www.ReportingOnSuicide.Org, for guidance on ways to communicate suicide from the independent National Action Alliance on Suicide Reporting.

Tri-Agency Partnership Working to Tailor Cancer Care Based on Genes, Proteins (8/23/2016)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is partnering with the Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to tailor cancer care for patients based on the genes and proteins associated with their tumors. The tri-agency program will create the nation's first system in which cancer patients' tumors are routinely screened for gene and protein information, with the goal of finding targeted therapies for each individual patient. The process will also continually generate new information to boost clinicians' ability to treat the disease.

VA provides service dog benefits to Veterans with mental health disorders (8/18/2016)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that it is piloting a protocol to implement veterinary health benefits for mobility service dogs approved for Veterans with a chronic impairment that substantially limits mobility associated with mental health disorders.

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#VeteranOfTheDay Marine Corps Veteran Phil Mulkey

Posted: Sun, 28 Aug 2016 21:00:50 +0000

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Phil Mulkey.

Phil was born in Monett, Missouri, on Jan. 7, 1933. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, U.S. Army during the Korean War and later as a U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps instructor.

Phil was a decathlete on the 1960 U.S. Olympic Team. He also competed at the World Masters Athletics Championships and Pan-American Games. During his time as an athlete, he set several world records.

Phil is currently an inpatient in the Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center at the Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Thank you for your service and dedication, Phil!

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