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Wheelchair lacrosse matchVA takes lead in wheelchair concussion assessment
As the world of parasports and wheelchair games continues to grow, a team led by Milwaukee VA doctors is breaking new ground with a book designed to help assess concussions among wheelchair athletes.
Joe Pospichal and kidsEmployer buoys Veteran during leukemia fight
"There's always a spot for you here." A Grafton Vet, stricken by leukemia months after landing a new job, found himself in a long battle against the disease but found support through an unlikely source -- his new boss.
Gwen Sheppard shootingStronger on the other side: Post-traumatic growth
The battle against PTSD can be long and hard. But for some, the battle can produce unexpected results: a renewed sense of purpose. The phenomenon is known as post-traumatic growth. Three Veterans share their stories.
Jennifer Robinson films Veteran Jim Jacobi in SCI garden'Phenomenal' treatment: Milwaukee Vet lauds VA
"The way you get treated by everyone is phenomenal": Milwaukee Veteran Jim Jacobi lauds his treatment at the Milwaukee VA and has been chosen to share his experience as a keynote speaker for a VHA group's award ceremony.
MVP photoThe future of medicine is in your genes
Female Vets are needed for a national research program that studies how differences in genes, lifestyle and military experiences affect Veterans' health and illnesses. Fifteen minutes and a blood draw are all it takes.
Zomchek gets pie in faceHere's pie in your eye!
Milwaukee VA Medical Center Director Dr. Daniel Zomchek took a cherry pie in the face Tuesday as part of an incentive competition to get employees to complete the All Employee Survey. He'll do it again Wednesday.
Vets put finishing touches on boatHope floats: Vets to launch boat they built
About a dozen Veterans involved in outpatient mental health services have built a 14-foot sailboat from the ground up as part of their therapy. "It is nothing but a positive experience," one Veteran said.
Vets and mental healthGetting them in the door: Vets and mental health
"There are a lot of barriers:" Vets are less likely to seek help with their mental health and more likely to die by suicide than civilians. Experts explain how to break down the barriers so Vets get the care they need.
Alyssa KoppEmployees reap annual awards
A friendly face in the Police Service has been honored as Milwaukee VA Employee of the Year, and two employees who went above and beyond to help a Veteran were named the ICARE Champions of the Year.
Memorial Day wreathMemorial Day 2021 in Wood National Cemetery
For the second consecutive year, restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic prevented Wood National Cemetery from hosting a public Memorial Day ceremony. Instead, a small wreath-laying ceremony took place.

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